Category Archives: Education

No, He Did Not!

A few days ago I was with a group of twenty people when one of the women said that God had spoken to her. The Lord instructed this person to do such and such act. She said she obeyed the voice and this was the reason she was present at this gathering. Then another person…

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Too Good To Be Lost

Several nights ago I was listening to a talk show host who is well known. He had an interview with Jerry Falwell, the deceased Baptist minister about Christianity. This was a replay of a broadcast some seven or eight years ago. Jerry Falwell quoted several passages of scripture that Jesus was the only way to…

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Prepared To Die

The Western World is indebted to the historian Herodotus for telling of a small contingency of three hundred men who fought for three days against a superior force of Persians led by Xerxes. The battle was short in the number of days. There was a pass in Greece which was very narrow. It has been…

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Apres Moi Le Deluge

There are some languages, which state a preposition better than the English. The phrase which is the title of the article is such a remark. The meaning of the Apres Moi le Deluge is After me the deluge. Credit should be given to the French king Louis XV for this. Years ago the book of…

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Kasserine Pass and El Guettar

The necessity of leadership is always present. The first time the Americans met the German army in World War II was in Tunisia. The German army had been pushed back from Egypt and Libya. The Americans had landed in Morocco and moved across Algeria. It seemed as if the allies would soon win Africa. Not…

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Is There No Balm In Gilead?

Mankind has a propensity to destroy what clearly God has said that some act is a sin or transgression. In recent years there has been a flurry of improprieties on university campuses all across the United States. The latest has been the fiasco at Texas Christian University (TCU), Ft. Worth, Texas. In this situation according…

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Certain

It is necessary for people to have an understanding of words before there can be an intelligent discussion of a thought or an idea. One such word is certain. The dictionary gives this as a definition of certain: Here are the words fixed, settled, sure or established. One could comment this is easy to understand.…

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Where Are All the Vernon Newlands?

There are some men whose contributions to history or a movement goes unnoticed until a historian finds their name in a musty record. Decades after their death does the contribution each made to a cause is told by a researcher. In many situations it may be centuries before the man and the work are put…

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It’s the Tenth Commandment, Stupid

When reading scripture we should attempt to comprehend what the writer or speaker is meaning in this context. There are few words which have the same meaning over time when the word was used. Here are a couple examples of words that have the same idea every time they are used: Satan, evil and atheist.…

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It’s the Ninth Commandment, Stupid

There is a strong similarity between the Ninth Commandment and the Eighth Commandment. Stealing and a false witness are taking from others what rightfully belongs to another. One deals with property and the other is an attempt to destroy the name. In both cases there is a command not to do this. Often we will…

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It’s the Eighth Commandment, Stupid

In the United States there was a famous bank robber who had robbed several banks. When he was caught by the law he was asked Why do you rob banks? His answer was a classic remark that is the principle guide for any and all thieves. He said, Because that is where the money is.…

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It’s the Seventh Commandment, Stupid

There is a homespun philosopher who states certain truisms. When we read what this pundit says we first laugh then it impresses us as the truth. Yogi Berri is such a thinker. Someone states he said this puzzling remark, When you come to a fork in the road, take it. It is obvious that America…

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