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What Ever Happened to Individual Responsibility?

The moral decline of America continues unabated. The governing powers manifest this immoral state. Contributing factors are many, but one stands out in my own mind. It is that of individual responsibility. It is as scare as hen’s teeth in this ‘modern progressive’ society. People today are irresponsible beyond belief when compared to the early […]

The Great Republic of Texas (and what’s wrong with California)

It’s a free country, but not so much in California, where there’s: “No fires, no parking, all animals must be on a leash, no photography, camping not permitted, no lifeguard on duty, penalties will apply, permit required. Gun free zone, noise ordinance enforced. Fly quietly, minimum altitude 1000 feet. No ATV’s, personal watercraft prohibited, wake […]

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13 Ways to Raise A Juvenile Delinquent

1. Begin at infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a living [entitlement mindset]. 2. When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he’s cute. 3. Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he […]

Doug Phillips Resigns from Office of President at Vision Forum, Discontinues Speaking Engagements

“Doug Phillips has been very influential in the sub-culture of the Homeschool Movement.  He was a popular keynote speaker at state-run homeschool conventions, speaking on topics of Biblical manhood, Patriarchy, men taking spiritual leadership of the home, creationism, a proponent of family-integrated churches and full quiver lifestyle.  He and his wife, Beall, have eight children. […]

Pushing Paisley

A powerful story about being “perfect.” “There was a time when Heath White chased perfection. E:60’s Tom Rinaldi tells the story of a how the birth of a girl with Down Syndrome led to the re-birth of a man who thought he had everything, until he discovered the joy of pushing Paisley.”

Franklin Sanders: How Modern Society Isolates Individuals, Prevents Sense of Fulfillment

Pastor, author, speaker, and farmer Franklin Sanders discusses how modern life has isolated individuals by removing them from the protective institutions that helped them in the past – the family, church, and community. The sense of belonging and fulfillment can only come within a right context and understanding of relationship to family, place, and community.

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Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?

Several years ago I met with a woman distraught by her son’s rejection of Christianity. She said, “I did everything I could to raise him right. I taught him to be like the ‘heroes of faith,’ with the faithfulness of Abraham, the goodness of Joseph, the pure heart of David, and the obedience of Esther.” […]

When Pastors Void the Law and Commandments

Pastors have forsaken God’s laws and commands, and in fulfillment of His many warnings and promises, He has forsaken America. As we look around at even professed Christians, we wonder why Christianity does not keep “believers” out of the worse sins of the world: murder, theft, fornication, adultery, sodomy, &c. We see even adulterers and […]

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When Trouble Is Your Fault

So they picked up Jonah and hurled him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. – Jonah 1:15 Previous to Jonah being hurled into the raging, stormy sea by pagan sailors, there were a few things of note that occurred filled with instruction… And few want to hear this, even me, but […]

Faith, Family & Ducks: The Faith of Duck Dynasty

Jase Robertson from AETV’s Duck Dynasty shares about his faith in Jesus Christ during an interview with Oklahoma Christian University. And, there’s a lot more… 

Family Date: Dinner in A 1950’s Home

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Re-Thinking ‘Children’s Church’

In my own Baptist denomination, there is what is commonly referred to as ‘Children’s Church’. This is not a practice only in Baptist circles, of course, but one which crosses denominations, isn’t it? Is ‘Children’s Church’ biblical? Does it fall under that enormously broad category of ‘neither approved nor condemned in Scripture’? Here is my […]

The Parent Rap

When Being Pro-Life Becomes Idolatry

God is the Creator of all life. It exist under Him and His law. To make abortion a legal right is to make murder permissible within society. On the other hand, to worship life is to put the life of man in place of God, and that is idolatry as well, in violation of the […]

Pastor, Get A Gun

When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. – Luke 11:21 Pastor, do you love your family? Of course you do. In the passage above, Jesus compares Satan to a man ‘armed to the teeth’, a strong man. As long as no one attacks him, he’s secure in his […]

5 Reasons Not to Obtain A State Marriage License

by Matt Trewhella Every year thousands of Christians amble down to their local county courthouse and obtain a marriage license from the State in order to marry their future spouse. They do this unquestioningly. They do it because their pastor has told them to go get one, and besides, “everybody else gets one.” This article […]

My Favorite Animal

“Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my […]

Love, Hard Work & the Respect of A Father

I’m an agrarian by philosophy (as opposed to industrialism and the myth/lie of the philosophy of progress), and hold in high esteem the agrarian lifestyle – farming. It was God’s first vocational calling for mankind – tilling the soil to grow things. In Genesis 2:5, there was no man to cultivate the ground so after […]

10 Ways Parents Can Strengthen the Family

1. Practice consistent family worship in the home, including prayer, bible study and discussion. 2. Refuse to treat disobedience/behavioral issues of children as a disease. Reject the lie and worldly myth of ADD/ADHD. It’s called sin. 3. Physically discipline your children. A leather belt is a wonderful, godly tool. 4. Increase family activities. 5. Eat […]

Do You Know What Your Child Is Doing?

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