A Letter to My Sons About Race
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A Letter to My Sons About Race

The other day, around the dinner table, I had a talk with my boys about race. Here, in the form of a letter to them, is the gist of our conversation. Dear Michael and Nathanael, The time has come, I think, to talk to you about race. I really wish the world were in a…

James 1:26 – Like a Mask on “Pocahontas”
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James 1:26 – Like a Mask on “Pocahontas”

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Last weekend, as I enjoyed the sights and sounds of Christmas in São Luís with my family, I came upon a scene that could only happen in 2020. In the middle…

James 1:25 – The Sons of Liberty
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James 1:25 – The Sons of Liberty

But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. Our American culture has given us, over the years, a warped definition of the word “liberty”. I’m convinced that, were…

James 1:23-24 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
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James 1:23-24 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. With the advent of Disney’s new streaming service, I’ve been going through some of the…

The Three-Headed Monster that Killed Thanksgiving
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The Three-Headed Monster that Killed Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is dead. For all practical purposes, as a time when society as a whole pauses to thank God for His manifold blessings, it does not exist. And it didn’t die of natural causes either. It was brutally murdered by a three-headed beast which, by the way, is also killing society as a whole. Thanksgiving…

James 1:22 – Flying Turkeys and Other Delusions
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James 1:22 – Flying Turkeys and Other Delusions

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. I was reminded the other day of a classic episode of the early ’80s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The plot centers on a promotional stunt the manager of a radio station has organized for Thanksgiving. Part of his plan is to release live…

James 1:21 – Stop Listening to Your Heart!
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James 1:21 – Stop Listening to Your Heart!

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. When I was small, I remember getting so frustrated with life that I informed my parents I would soon be running away from home. My Dad, most likely suppressing a hearty chuckle,…

Missionary Max…Racist?
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Missionary Max…Racist?

The other day it occurred to me that it had been a while since I checked for new reviews for the Missionary Max books on Amazon. Turns out, there was indeed a new one for Missionary Max and the Lost City, and it’s…well…um…take a look: How is this written in this century let alone this…