Political Season Opener, Part 2

Obviously I’m not news breaker. What American doesn’t know that the Democrat National Convention is underway. I’m not here to offer much of an opinion. Not that I’m lacking of an opinion; there will be plenty of time for that in the coming days, weeks and months. I’m here to encourage informed and responsible voting.


While preaching through the Kings at Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, I’ve come to 2 Kings 18. In this chapter there is the sweet sound of revival. It is clear from the very first few verses that true revival will require an active work; hard work of removing, destroying and breaking. But if the

The Fear of God Devotional (updated)

Since the first week of June I have been participating in a daily devotion on the topic “the Fear of God.” If you have missed any of them or don’t know anything about them get started HERE. The daily devotional is provided by the National Center of Family Integrated Churches. Day One – A Wrong View

What Does It Take To Be Happy?

On a regular basis for the past several years I have been given the opportunity to be part of writing a column, with others, in the Twin Falls Times News newspaper. Every Saturday in the religion section of the paper a local ‘pastor’ pens the words for the “Pastor’s Corner”. I’m thankful to do so,

The Political Season is Officially “Open”

Even though one might think the political season has been open year round it is really only beginning. Here are a couple of things I will be doing over the next few weeks. I am not an official member of any political party. I have leanings of a Constitutionalist but my voting record is largely

A Bad Government is Better than No Government

“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. Keep your behavior excellent among the gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of

First Amendment Discussion on Capitol Hill

Today, July 12, 2016 a most important discussion is active on Capitol Hill in Washington DC; it is a discussion introduced by Idaho Representative Raul Labrador (1st District of Idaho) My post today is to post primary documentation for those interested in reading and hearing. It is my opinion that this is not a small

Religious Freedom

From the Circuit Rider’s Library Sermon Title: Religious Freedom Sermon Text: Matthew 22:15-22 This sermon was preached on July 4, 1976 in Rifle, Colorado at the Rifle Southern Baptist Chapel. It was the bicentennial of the nation. There was unrest in the nation and unrest in the church across the nation regarding the inerrancy of