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A Reason to Fight

We are in a great cultural war. The battle between good and evil has been part of the human experience since Adam and Eve. As Christians we are called on to love God, love each other and reject sin and evil “in all its forms”. As we reject the many evils that confront us, we […]

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A Positive Challenge to Christians

How are we to be salt and light? Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify […]

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Is Confrontation Christian?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” – Romans 1:16 Our nation, and the world, has been focused on the protests by the Canadien truckers and their willingness to sacrifice […]

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John Livingston

No Jesus—No Liberty

Over the past four years Mr. Ted Weiland has posted behind several of my articles making the point that there is a difference between the American People and the governance system set up by our Founding Fathers. He made such a post last week behind an article in The Gem State Patriot by Bob Shillingstad. […]

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A Christian Worldview

Having a Voice “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835 Most […]

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Time to call out the Bigots

I would like to file a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission against the administration of Boise State University and The State Board of Education. My complaint would be that the single most important diversity program at that institution has been marginalized and harmed over the past two years by the actions of authorities […]

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What it means to be a Christian

This paper is intended to be a discussion about what being a Christian is. The discussion is centered on three important ideas about Jesus in the Gospel of John Three Important Ideas in John 1. The Son Idea – The Son as Son, and insofar as he is Son, does not come forth in any […]

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Do We Christians Still Believe in God’s Word?

As a Christian do you believe that God alone is the only One who truly knows what is good and what is evil because He Himself exists as the eternal, unchanging Good, Truth, Love, Peace and Justice? Do you trust your Creator? Are you willing to submit your will to His will? Are you daily […]

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Op-Ed: Law and Order

From a man with 47 years experience in the Military and Law Enforcement I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years serving in infantry battalions all over the world. I retired as a First Sergeant. Then for the next 27 years, I was a police officer in Southern California, working as an emergency responder […]

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Is America at a Crossroads with Christianity?

Many of our churches are struggling to survive with waning membership We don’t hear enough about how we can change things through the power of prayer. I know in my life it has been the one thing that has helped me get through many bad times in my childhood and as an adult. My fear […]

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