Prayers for Leaders? Prayers for Enemies.

Yes, we pray for our Leaders: That God will use them to accomplish His purposes. We pray: That he will hold them accountable for their graft, corruption, sins and crimes. That many will be awakened to a true understanding of right and wrong. That even those deceived in the past by wicked leaders - at every level - will be given a second chance to draw near the the truth.

And we pray for our enemies, especially ones who hold high offices and surround themselves with an enabling army of sycophants.

Bible Versions – Which is best?

Preface: We are happy to receive permission to publish a treatment of the subject "Which Bible version is Better" by a Bible Scholar we are blessed to know personally. Especially since the question never seems to go away.  Sharing this excellent, very reasonable, detailed opinion seems worth while! The original text (link just below) has … Continue reading Bible Versions – Which is best?

On Accountability

Questioning the practice of using "accountability partners", "addiction treatment" and certain software that reports activity to others and all sorts of other penitent contrivances. An open letter on the subversion of Grace. For Paul C. (2/23/16) 2 Cor. 12:8-9 “Prayed that it (a messenger of Satan) might depart from me.” And He said, “My Grace is … Continue reading On Accountability

Phenomenology of Religion (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

For the record, critical thinking skills are not required to form relationships. Ask any loving parent. Love requires only ... well, the freedom to express itself. ("God is love." ) Phenomenology of Religion (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) From Paul Oppenheimer’s Tweet

“Xvangelicals” – Politics from the Pulpit Expose and Expand Divisions

There are a range of issues one might ponder that expose "faith-based" supporters of Donnald Trump. Trump Presents Dilemma For Evangelical Women, Once Reliable GOP Voters : NPR http://www.npr.org/2016/11/01/500183772/evangelicals-face-a-gender-split-over-trump Christian singer-songwriter Nichole Nordeman performs during the 34th Annual Dove Awards rehearsals in 2003 at the Gaylord Center in Nashville, Tenn. Nordeman has spoken out about … Continue reading “Xvangelicals” – Politics from the Pulpit Expose and Expand Divisions