Not Afraid

I am not afraid. God is in control. Though in only two months our nation will hold an election for President between an egotistical moron on one side and a conniving snake of a criminal on the other. I am not afraid. God is in control. Though the less-damaging choice for President (the egotistical moron)…

Who Is Suspending Whom? – The Anglican Communion, The Episcopal Church, and Pure Doctrine

The oft-wrong and perpetually-biased New York Times recently (14 Jan 16) ran an article entitled “Anglican Church Disciplines U.S. Episcopals Over Gay Marriages.” The article both misunderstands Christianity and misrepresents the “discipline” laid out by the Anglican Communion (neither of which is necessarily surprising from the NYT). These are two things that I’d like to…

Why Risk It?

   [Picture of Andrew Cotton, 34, surfing an 80’ wave off the coast of Portugal in 2014]   I’m not naturally someone who is inclined to activities which are risky.  I don’t spend incredible amounts of money or energy searching for that jolt of fear and adrenaline that follows a free-climb up a sheer rock…

By His Trade …

 Coming to His hometown, He began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed.  “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.  “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?  Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?  Aren’t all his sisters with us?…