Of Safe Spaces and Other Follies

By Edward Thal / The essence of “progressive” thinking that characterizes much of what passes for wisdom in the Western world is an impulse towards self-deification. Having denied the possibility of God those who subscribe to the tenets of modern liberalism are compelled to validate their identity and purpose in life by acting in God’s stead to heal all of …

Ignorance is Not a Virtue

By Lauren Graham (16) / Recently I heard a man share a devotional thought on a local Christian radio station that saddened me because it was so inaccurate as to be comical. His story went something like this: “A lady stopped Winston Churchill and told him, ‘Sir, if you were my husband I would poison your coffee.’  To which Churchill …

Christmas Sorrow

By Lauren Graham / Christmas is approaching – the season of joy and giving.  But for many the Christmas season is also filled with heartache and sorrow.  We may hurt for unsaved friends and family; we may hurt after seeing all that is negative happening in a corrupt world, we may hurt for those who experience lack in this time …

America’s Disastrous Loss of Cultural Identity

By Edward Thal / The 2016 presidential election has highlighted many disturbing trends in America, not least of which is the fracturing of our nation into warring camps that include special interest groups openly hostile to the cultural values and social principles once woven into a unified national consciousness. To appreciate the danger to America of our weakening cultural identity …

Walking With God In Troubled Times

By Edward Thal /  Because God’s ways are not our ways we frequently find ourselves questioning events that don’t meet our expectations for the fulfillment of God’s promises. This is why it is so important for us to trust God and to always walk in step with Him, never getting ahead of of Him or lagging behind. The disconnect between …

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Go to the Ant

By Tim Lynn It’s very easy in today’s society to have an entitlement mentality. You can feel as if you deserve a better life, and want all of the blessings life has to offer without paying the price. This is seen in our culture with the way people shop, date, work, and even worship God. God desires that every person …