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2012 Election Issues That Matter: Life

Political Issues Important, That Matter, 2012 ElectionAs this election draws to a close, and although many have already gone to the polls, I’d like to ponder some of the issues that matter in this election. Some matter more to the general population than others, and we will cover as many as we can between now and November 6. The intent is not so much to compel you to vote for a particular candidate, but to provide some food for thought about the issues and why they are important.  -Ed.

Of all of the issues that fall before us this year, “Life” has the most significance to me.  All of the other issues pale in comparison, and my innermost desire is to do everything I can to ensure that everyone is able …


Easter 2009

Who is Christ?  The Son of God the Everlasting Father.  He is fully Man and fully God!  He is unique in His Being, His Glory, His Sacrifice, His Love, His Grace, His Power, His Eternal Presence!  He died so that we could have eternal life!

We know this is true because three days later, after He was crucified and buried, He rose from the grave and appeared to many witnesses!  And we can look forward to rising from our own graves because He has promised it and shown He has the power to make it true!

He is ALIVE!

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Christ not only died for us and our sins, he also set the perfect example of love: to lay down one’s …


Good Friday: The Day That Changed The World

  • July 4. 1776: British Colonies In America Declare Independence
  • August 12, 1861: Southern Rebels Attack Fort Sumter
  • December 7, 1941: Japan Attacks US at Pearl Harbor
  • September 11, 2001: Terrorists Fly Jets Into World Trade Center

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Listed above are some of the key events in the history of the United States that signaled the beginning of war.  One could make a similar list of events related to events signaling the beginnings of economic turmoil.  Others that signaled the beginnings of territorial expansion and industrial advances.

None holds a candle to the day we celebrate today.

Today is the day that signaled the beginning of peace between God and Man.  The beginning of a greater war for our hearts.  The beginning …


Biblical Worldview of ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’

Prior to the start of the school year, a parent very wisely asked me to write an article which essentially responds to the following question – “How can a Christian effectively respond to ‘Walking with Dinosaurs: The Life Experience,’ a traveling stage show which depicts dinosaurs as they lived prior to extinction?”

The “Walking with Dinosaurs” production is described by the producers as a “dazzling arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality,” and it is scheduled in Des Moines for October 1-5 at the Iowa Events Center.

What’s the rub?!  Why any controversy?!  Dinosaurs are cool!  Dinosaurs fascinate people, particularly schoolchildren.  “There’s no harm in studying dinosaurs,” you might say.

Don’t be so sure.  In a sense, you are exactly right.  The archeological record obviously …


What Does It Mean To Suffer?

What is Suffering?

The most traumatic place I’ve yet visited on this Earth is Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I was there with some friends in 2005.

I know I’ve talked about it before.  The awful things that were done to people during that war.  The humiliation.  The beatings.  The dreadful murders of so many people.  The intense fear and pain of those who watched others die so horribly.

People who were drowned, crippled, killed, or otherwise experienced devastation from the 2005 southern US hurricanes and the 2004 tsunami in the Pacific.  Many people left with nothing after the floods and other weather disasters in 2008.

Those who died and those who watched the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.

People who have endured starvation, lacking …


Happy Easter

We at The Conservative Reader wish you a very Happy Easter!  We hope you are able to spend time today with your families and friends, and celebrate what Jesus Christ did by dying on the Cross and rising from the Grave.

His death paid the penalty for all of our sin.  As Glenn Beck said last week, Christmas is a special time, but if not for the Cross, it would have been just another day.  I don’t mean to be preachy, but this is probably the most important thing that happened in the history of the world, and thinking about the cost of sin, and what Christ endured for me, for you, gives me both pain and joy, and compels me to share this with …


Thoughts on Christmas

So, Christmas morning 2007 started with a bright sun on a cold, snow-less ground.  We are staying with family and enjoying a pleasant and relaxing morning.  Gifts were handled last night.  My niece started off the time last night with a reading of the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke, followed by a brief devotion on how Jesus impacts our lives, and a prayer by her dad.

Today is sort of a lazy day.  My brother-in-law has serving duties at the base chow line for an hour or so, and then we should be ready to go to this year’s movie: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”.

Pretty dull?  Almost like any other day?  In many ways, so was the day Jesus came into the …


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