James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States and a minister of the Gospel during the Second Great Awakening, wisely stated in 1876: “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, […]
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Music Standards, Part 1
I have wanted to put up a blog for several months explaining why we accept some music and reject other music in Church and in our family regardless of the lyrics of the music. Music is an expression of the heart (Job 29:13, Psalm 28:7, 57:7, 108:1, 138:1, Isaiah 65:14, Zeph. 3:14, Ephesians 5:19, Colossians […]
Future Human Habitat
After reading of some folks’ concerns about a sustainable human future on our planet, I am reminded of the words of God: “men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth;” Luke 21:26 Their primary concerns are poor environment, overpopulation, and unsustainable economy. Yet these pale […]
A thought for the day
Some of a country’s truest patriots are those who ennoble the character of its citizens with the most orderly of music.