Spiritual Warfare in the End of the Age

The Beginning of Birth Pangs The ‘birth pangs’ of the kingdom of God are growing in frequency and intensity, and they won’t end until TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) and the next age is birthed. Most people aren’t aware of it, but WWIII (World War III)  has already begun in the economic, diplomatic, and electronic realms. The US is offensively strangling the economies of Iran, Venezuela, Russia, China, North Korea, and Turkey through the use …

A Christian Concept of War

A Christian Concept of War I’m writing this essay as a favor to someone who’s discussing this topic soon on TV in Canada. They’re comparing the Christian view about war with Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist perspectives. My credentials for writing this article: Vietnam combat veteran Retired US military field-grade officer; graduate of the USAF Air Command and Staff College Doctor of Ministry, Christian Leadership University 40+ years of Christian discipleship Over time my perspective on war has changed drastically. I’ve …

A veteran’s opinion — What’s worth dying for?

Dying for the Mission, or Glory? World War II is the last time an enemy threatened to invade American territory. Since 1945, Americans have fought and died in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other places, in support of politically-directed, propaganda-driven, “national interest” conflicts. What’s worth dying for? I was 20 years old when I arrived in Vietnam on December 4, 1971. I was a Cobra copilot/gunner, flying combat missions over Cambodia. After two almost-catastrophic experiences due …

Keeping the Sabbath

After wrestling for years with whether God expected a New Testament disciple to tithe, in 2008 I started tithing 10% of my gross income. Over time since then, I’ve developed confidence that God will provide all my financial needs, and He has. In 2014, the Spirit of God led me to take the next step in my discipleship journey—honoring the Sabbath. The Christian Sabbath Like most Christians, I believed the ‘Christian Sabbath’ was on Sunday, and that Jesus removed the …

Catching the Big One!

The summer before my daughter was born I went fishing with my friend Gary Castle in a 16-foot aluminum skiff in the ocean near Juneau Alaska, where we lived. Juneau must be the most beautiful American city of all; perched against the base of gray granite mountains, surrounded by white & blue glaciers, green spruce forests, and protected from the open Pacific ocean by a hundred miles of barrier islands. It was one of those rare, clear blue days, with …