MY RESEARCH BLOG

September 19, 2020

IMPRECATORY PSALMS

Many Christians are asking how to pray during this critical season in the United States with the national election in only a few weeks.

I believe three principles are involved.

1) God determines the course of nations. God determines the boundaries and s...

August 23, 2020

I quit as a Census taker. I went to the orientation, took the oath to defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and started my online classes. Then I decided not to continue with the job. I resigned at the urging of my painful heel. I couldn’...

July 12, 2018

In ancient Israel, there came a time when the people chose a leader. Saul stood out among the crowd. However, his character flaws made him fail. God anointed a new leader, David, a man after God’s own heart, to replace Saul as king. God’s choice was first pointed out b...

June 5, 2018

Our youngest granddaughter was spending quality time with Grandma Lana and Grandpa Ron. Beatrix (Beats) just turned five. She dazzles at dance recital, sings songs from “The Greatest Showman,” speaks in complete paragraphs, and reasons like a lawyer. When she’s delight...

May 16, 2018

Twice I’ve sold my car for thousands of dollars less than I could have, both times to a woman, both of whom needed a good deal on a reliable vehicle. I refuse to take advantage of a woman just because they don’t know cars.

I wish there was a charity to assist working si...

April 23, 2018

Lego building blocks are a modern version of an old toy I played with as a child. The old toy had wooden dowels and wooden wheels that interconnected. You could build towers, windmills, shapes- just about anything. The word for the modern toy, “lego,” is derived from a...

April 1, 2018

Angela was a nursing student at the university. She was pretty, athletic and smart. She was on a presidential scholarship. She and her boyfriend were involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and excited about their future. 

In September of her senior year, Angela began to...

March 8, 2018

My wife reminded me that in the Anglican expression of worship, their liturgical culture includes participation in certain helpful rituals, exposure to the Scriptures, and regular partaking of the Eucharist. They call this practice the Daily Office. Most churches have...

February 20, 2018

It is not unusual to learn that a mass murderer was hearing voices telling him what to do. People filled with rage may listen to lying spirits who goad them on. The demon says things to provoke the person to feel justified to hate or kill. Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck ha...

January 26, 2018

There is a virtue that shows the character of a person who cares. It is called excellence. Excellence shows grace. It is the hand print of God. Poor quality is evidence of fallen nature; of sin. Anytime I see a gorgeous sunset, I am amazed at the beauty our Creator dis...

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