Lady Macbeth Got It Wrong

By Edward Thal / The great hope of every God-acknowledging man, woman and child, no matter their religious background, is that their sins are forgiven and they have a home in heaven. King David wrote in Psalm 32 that they are blessed whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered; to whose account the Lord does not put sin. But …

Intimations of Disaster

By Edward Thal      “Hath God said?” The challenge that captivated Eve in the Garden of Eden has echoed loudly through the millennia and resonates still in the ears of those who are impatient with the rule of a Creator God. They want to coronate themselves in His stead. These utopian socialists have risen to command the heights of …

Liberty and Servitude

By Edward Thal / Alexis de Tocqueville is best known for his book, “Democracy in America” published after his 1831 visit to the United States. He was a French political thinker and historian, not a prophet, but in light of unfolding socio-political developments in our country he certainly reads like one. The impact of this voice from another era is …

Christianity Defines America’s History

By Edward Thal / “Go up to the ancient ruins and walk around; look at the skulls of the lowly and the great. Which belongs to the one who did evil, and which to the one who did good?” (Ancient Accadian Poem) Only the deeds of the mighty are usually recorded by history – and history is not always a …

Are You Religious?

By Edward Thal / If religion is defined as a set of beliefs about the cause, nature and purpose of the universe, and man’s place within it, then it is clear that even atheists are religious. By the same measure, belief in evolution is a religion just as much as Marxism—or any other ideology that purports to offer life principles …

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Small Church, Big Church?

By Autumn Fugate /  Small church? Big church? People have different opinions about where they want to be. I have had the good fortune of attending both big and small churches. The big churches allowed me to watch several growing ministries effectively operated by people in leadership, while Bluegrass Baptist Church has allowed me to put into practice some of …