June 23, 2018

This is the first sermon I preached for the Preaching Course I took.  I preached it to the UnShackled Life group with about 30 members present.  It was probably the first time I got up and spoke before a group for more than 5 minutes.  It took about 80 hours to prepare and just under 30 minutes to present.  This is the manuscript I preached from, though the...

February 13, 2018

I read an article yesterday about a study that was done not so long ago concerning how liberals and conservatives differ in their views of morality.  The research team for the study was lead by a liberal who, as a result of the study, became a moderate.  I hope he continues down the path he has begun!  But I am getting ahead of myself.    I will summarize th...

September 18, 2017

As we get up in years, it seems like adding extra pounds is a lot easier than it used to be.  Maybe we are getting less exercise but eating at least as much.  Maybe we are eating out more.  Maybe it is that evil culprit metabolism.  Whatever the cause, doing something about it is going to take some genuine effort, and some “suffering” is going to be involved...

September 15, 2017

I was thinking about writing a post on "white privilege."  Or maybe it was going to be on "racism" (as newly defined).  But it might have to do with "cultural appropriation," or perhaps "microaggressions" and "safe spaces."  Whew.  What, exactly, was the topic to be?  Then I saw this article: "Competitive Victimhood" Among Racial Minoriti...

July 19, 2017

Many years ago, I read an article where the author postulated that school uniforms actually gave students more freedom rather than less.  Such a conclusion seemed absurd on its face.  How can restricting what you can wear give you more freedom?  But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the author was correct.

If you define freedom a...