Resistance is Futile…or Is It?

“You will be assimilated…Resistance is futile” – Locutus of The Borg (Star Trek) Assimilation is the process of absorbing one thing into another such that there is nothing left of the original item. Star Trek aficionados understand the term from “The Next Generation” when an alien race tries to eliminate all of humanity by assimilating […]

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The UnFather

Truly good fathers are uncommon. Most men desire to be exemplary fathers but few succeed. Despite their best attempts all fathers stumble and none are perfect. Failure happens. Hopefully our failures are not catastrophic and we find ways to recover. But failures can discourage. Sometimes a man may be tempted to throw his hands up […]

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Do Your Own Study

Many lament the fact that people do not study their Bibles like they once did. Instead, belief is often formed by what is said in the pulpit or by something in the inspirational book du jour. I have warned for years that people must never trust their preacher. True enough, I said it tongue in […]

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Memorial Day

How do you honor someone who gave his life for you? All the parades, all the ceremonies and all the speeches combined can never repay their sacrifice. But, we try. In the USA, tomorrow is Memorial Day. It is a time to remember all the men and women who gave their lives in defense of […]

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Vine, Branches and Denominations

During his final days on earth, Jesus declared, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (). What does he mean? Some take this verse as an endorsement of denominationalism. They say that Jesus was describing himself as the vine and the various religious denominations as branches from him. If that is true then there […]

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