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Gadfly
Interests: theology, wood turning, classic rock and roll, Southern Gospel, finger-picking guitar, philosophy, historical novels, and virtually everything else
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Ephesians 5:3–7 (NKJV) 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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As the marsh-hen secretly builds on the watery sod, Behold I will build me a nest on the greatness of God: Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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I have said it often in my life, men are fundamentally much more romantic than women... we just show it differently. ... But right now, in my not so humble opinion, the pendulum has swung too far. There needs to be a conscious reawakening of men and boys to the call of virtuous manhood. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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[Budding Leaf, 2016, JA Van Devender] 2 Timothy 1:8–10 (NKJV) 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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This was the New Day that Jesus arose to and ushered in. This is the New Day that has not yet passed. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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That is the "Stark Reality" of Easter. As the trees glow in the morning light now, so, the same trees were starkly different to the eye on that day a few weeks past. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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It remains to old men, I think, to rejoice at the degree of their ignorance Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Next, if poverty is present and we believe it serves God's good purposes, what then are those purposes? Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Rescind one freedom and the whole system is less than what was intended by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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In the space of my life time certainly and within my limited grasp of history, there has not been this severe a challenge to our social order since the War Between the States. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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The Lord's command that we take care of the log in our own eye applies to presidential candidates every bit as much as it does to the rest of us. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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The scene appeared to be composed from irony. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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How many of those walking the bread lines would have demanded the kind of consideration this woman expresses? Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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"The times, they are a changin' " all right but not with Dylan's fundamental assumption that "for the better" is ahead. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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All this is to say that I see no grounds here for a major Christian endorsement of this man. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Smith's perspective helps us see that we are immersed in the religion of Babylon and that worship of Baal takes many forms and the love of Mammon is cultivated more by giving us things to love than things to believe. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Graphic images are not "unnatural" to my thinking anymore... they are just one more natural way of looking at our world. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Our church is closed today for corporate worship but that doesn't mean united hearts cannot sing complementary praise Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Traditions are important - the sense of continuity in a centuries old history is important - the pride of standing where men and women, just like you, have stood and doing your job as they did it - is important. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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Cmon folks... it's winter... it's the middle North East... it snows... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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[Foggy Harbor, 2015] Romans 8:3–4 (NKJV) 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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All wars, like all divorces, are grounded in sin though it is not true that all sides are equally sinful or even sinful at all in pursuing it. ... the history of the fallen world is the history of warfare and to desire war to end is, in effect, to desire for history to end. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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As I am prone to do, I wonder what such a sight might have meant to some lonely hermit thousands of years ago. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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The question then becomes... is this an irrational process? I reply, "of course not." Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse
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I wonder if our current social pressures, by effectively reducing our range of interest, has cut us off from one of God's richest blessings... the joy of "watching it all come together." Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Gadfly's Muse