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The day will come . . .

Dred Scott.

A reference to a now infamous Supreme Court case that declared the African slave known as Dred Scott was the property of his master. Not a person, not someone the law recognized as possessing legal rights, but as the personal property of his master--to use the term...

O Superman, where are you now?

"O Superman, where are you now?"

That’s a line from the song Land of Confusion by Genesis. The lyrics of that song are far more poignant today than when Phil Collins first sang them in 1986.

Ooh, Superman where are you now
When...

To Clarify (from Sunday Feb. 5)

On Sunday, February 5th during the sermon on Isaiah 55:6, I mentioned something the US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the previous week. On Friday, February 3rd, several news sources ran articles citing Panetta as saying there was a high probability Israel would strike Iran’s...

Marriage Q & A

MARRIAGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (Hopefully)

The following are the questions we had submitted during the 2011 Mid-Week Marriage Series at Calvary Chapel Oxnard. We were only had enough time to answer  a few in the time allotted for them at the conclusion of the...

Another Piece of Furniture to Set the Stage

The premier scholar of Oriental Studies Bernard Lewis, is widely regarded as the world’s foremost expert on Islam. Even many Muslims regard him as such and look to his writings to understand how the West views Islam.

In his excellent primer on the current challenge...

Tragedy in Tucson

The shooting at a Safeway supermarket in Tucson last Saturday has dominated national news for the last several days. Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman, left 6 dead and 14 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Initial investigations indicate Loughner planned the shooting in advance.

The motive...

Caution: Angels Crossing

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
Hebrews 13:2

Many students of the Bible are convinced we are living in the very last of the End Times. They have come to this conclusion by comparing world events...

Why I Am a Single Issue Voter

Over twenty years ago, I was in a discussion with someone about an upcoming election. Then, as now, there was the feeling among many the election was a turning point, a defining moment when the future of our nation would be decided. That same sentiment...

Really? Synthetic Life?

It didn’t get the press one might expect from such a dramatic announcement. Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced in May that they had produced  the first synthetic life form. Since this has been the holy grail for evolutionists, why wasn’t the press...

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