Jesus, the Pretext — 1/31/12

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Contemporary man finds it fashionable to ask “What would Jesus do?”  This catchphrase finds its source in the subtitle of Charles Sheldon’s 1897 novel In His Steps.  I have never read the book, and cannot comment on it.  I understand Sheldon was a socialist who, as a professing Christian, proclaimed the social gospel.  The more […]

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Imitating the Greatest Father of Them All (an article from 2010)

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Years ago guitar great Chet Atkins wrote a song wherein he looked back with fondness on his father’s love and care.  In the song he relates how as a boy he put on his father’s hat, fixed the brim, and pretended to be him.  In adulthood the desire to be like his father remained. I […]

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