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RELIGION: "The God who sees"

Most of us who have been keeping up with the immigration dilemma understand that the issue concerning the arrival of the unaccompanied children on our borders is a nightmare that will carry on for years to come, especially for the young girls that come.…
0 07-17-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Fight like a butterfly"

Decades ago, while speaking of an upcoming championship bout, Muhammad Ali constructed a poetic couplet of epic proportions. With glitzy words corresponding to his style both in and out of the ring, "The Greatest" claimed he would "Float…
0 07-10-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Simple Faith" by Rodney Tilley

When you are in school, especially when you are a new pastor trying to get through seminary, there is a verse in the Bible that you learn all too well. Ecclesiastes 12:12 states "….There's no end to the publishing of books, and constant study…
0 07-03-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Boncuks"

Years ago I learned a valuable lesson as I traveled on my missionary journeys throughout Turkey. I was in a remote village in eastern Turkey and I noticed that the children instead of running up and asking questions as they normally do were cowering…
0 06-26-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Why Men Hate Going To Church" By Rodney Tilley

This weekend we will celebrate "Father's Day," but sometimes we celebrate just men, or to put it differently, the masculine role of men in our culture. Pastors in churches across America will preach sermons directed to men and churches will…
0 06-12-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Are you strong enough?"

"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you," Luke 6:27-28. Words and thoughts are not enough. Doing good involves all the things of daily life.
0 06-05-2014 in Religion Read More ›


I had nothing to do awhile back while waiting in the "big city," so I thought I would browse a couple of car dealers just to see what they were offering on their showroom floors. I looked at a real small import and the salesman assured me that…
0 05-22-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: 'Changed' by Rodney Tilley

I am sitting here tonight listening to a song recommended to me called, "Changed" by Rascal Flatts. It is a great song and talks of how the person had changed and had started over.
0 05-15-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: 'Garbage' by Pastor Rodney Tilley

This last week we had the annual Van Horn Spring Clean, a day when groups compete to see who can collect the most garbage and through the process make Van Horn a more pleasant place to live and to breathe. Of course, it is a lot of fun with various individuals…
0 05-01-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: Love saves the world from death by Ronnie McBrayer

I pulled from my bookshelf a few systematic theology books that I had not opened for a long time. I blew off the dust, cracked the stiff binding, and dove into the hundreds of pages filled with declarations about the attributes and characteristics of…
0 04-24-2014 in Religion Read More ›