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The Christian as a Sign In the World

It is clear that the Christian is in the world and that in the world he must remain like a uniformed soldier that is “on-duty” in a hostile land. When his job is done it will be God’s calling that will bring him home and not his own doing. Similarly, Christians are to return to, […]

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A Meditation For Wednesday, March 7, 2019

I love writing poetry and exploring the depths of my emotions and their meaning. For instance, I used to think that a person is a solo object floating in the midst of abstract indefiniteness yet has a mysterious link to all other things. Is that even possible, to be an individual and still be part […]

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The Most Powerful Weapon on Earth

The most unpleasant, and I must say stupid situation, I have ever found myself in is to have ownership of the most powerful weapon ever, without much caring about it or concern for its use. I can not say I was ignorant of this weapon because it was everywhere portrayed, illustrated, and exemplified by eyewitness […]

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A Meditation on the Last Roll-Call

Nearing the end of a long threescore and ten, With all its chances, changes, losses, sorrows, and dangers, My parents’ deaths and brother too, the nonconformity of my life through, The many tearing passions of my mind, the war of ’68 and ‘9, As some old spent warrior, down a long, hot, lonely corridor, Reckoned […]

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Into the Light, A Photographer’s Journey

Old and blind but in love with light, he’d reach for the hands of friends to guide him back to bygone landscapes, once the subject of his photographs. Often he’d reimagine how hard it was to interpret it just right, and now felt sad but free of such weights. Then, it was a last fleeting […]

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The Questionable Cross

The cross is conspicuously and inescapably Opposed to everything I think and see, And I’m to trust and be willing; When in His mercy there’s killing? The cross was repugnant and incongruity I could not accept this, this blood-love seizing me. That mystery possessed me, though resisting unbending, God’s goodness toward some, and to others […]

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Exposing Traitors!

Adapted from a pamphlet by Followers of the Way TREASON, n. tree’zn. Treason is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Black’s Law Dictionary defines “treason” as ”attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or […]

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The Standard and Rationale for Non-Resistance

Adapted from a book (Christian Non-Resistance) by Adin Ballou This is a reflection on the doctrine of non-resistance with respect to the underlying standard from which it proceeds, then on to the justification from which it originates, and then to the sub-principle of duty in which we understand the application. The Standard What is the […]

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Someday Soon

Someday soon I’ll walk this peaceful garden, Where showers come a refreshing mist. The animals will tread calmly beside me, God’s hand no longer to resist. His mood will be my temper, quiet without need, A presence close and serious, which the heart can only see. A nature that gives life, to all He aims […]

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Love is Prophetic

Love is Prophetic Love is a prophecy, hidden deep within desire. Men ignore love’s potential, and the lateness of the hour. Love is moving earth below us, and the heaven up still higher, Yet men slumber in their apathy, ignorant of love’s great power. Love has forever in the past, and still now does exist, […]