• Celebrating Holidays: Yay or Nay?

    Do you agree or disagree with Durbin? I agree with him. I don’t believe the regulative principle should be applied to ALL areas of life. Just because a holiday isn’t in the Bible doesn’t mean it is improper or that it can’t be God-honoring. I have wonderful childhood memories of celebrating Christmas and Easter with […]

  • Politics in America: Destructive, Divisive and Demonic

    The following is a discussion I had today with a friend on Facebook. She is a Reformed believer. I initially posted: I’m absolutely disgusted by politics! I refuse to waste another second of my life discussing Republicans or Democrats! With the Republican support in Congress for the so-called same-sex marriage bill, the bill was able […]

  • The Sad State of American Evangelicalism

    It may be no surprise to Christians who are well-informed and careful observers of the spiritual landscape of America, but still the results of the surveys of evangelicals referenced in this post are both shocking and depressing. They reveal a fractured evangelical body in America, one that is rife with all manner of heresies and […]

  • Dental Torment: Pain Beyond Belief

    My tooth is in excruciating painIt’s driving me insane More than half the molar decayedI wish it had stayed Every second it does throbI’d rather be beaten by a mob Searing discomfortI’m desperate I took two Vicodin for reliefBut the reduction in pain was brief Now it’s nearly 4am in the mornI’m filled with woe […]

  • My Favorite Gospel Songs by Elvis Presley

    When you hear Elvis sing gospel music, his love for Jesus is quite apparent. He sang gospel from his heart, with so much passion and conviction! No one can come close to him in gospel music, except for Mahalia Jackson. Elvis recorded dozens of gospel songs, in this post are 7 of my favorites! I […]

  • Warp Speed

    Oh the joys of travelingAt a superluminal speedIn these gloomy daysIt is precisely what I needMy thoughts travelFaster than the lightGod has given me this wondrous giftAt first, it gave me a frightI traverse the universe to and froPast black holes, supernovasAnd wherever else I goExploring from the comfortOf my own placeWho needs a rocketTo […]

  • Dawn of the Nuclear Age

    Was the use of atomic bombs (the first use of nuclear weapons in history) on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified? The Japanese were at that time fiercely devoted to Emperor Hirohito, who they regarded as divine. Fighting at Okinawa and elsewhere showed the Japanese forces were fanatical and would fight tenaciously to […]

  • Ukraine and American Interventionism

    Once again we see neoconservatives and neoliberals pushing for an all-out war between Russia and America. This is sheer insanity and utter folly. America is not the world’s police. Have we learned nothing in the past 50 years? American interventionism has cost us trillions of dollars, and thousands of American lives, it’s generated lots of […]

  • 1960s Folk Music Medley

    The first song is Both Sides Now by Judy Collins. Lyrics Bows and flows of angel hairAnd ice cream castles in the airAnd feathered canyons everywhereI’ve looked at clouds that way But now they only block the sunThey rain and snow on everyoneSo many things I would have doneBut clouds got in my way I’ve […]

  • Autumn Haiku

    “Morning Walk“ The leaves fall down slowlyShades of orange, yellow, and redBeautiful bright hues by Zachary Uram(c) 2022 “Rain“ Cold rain swiftly fallsI see my breath crystallizeThe sun slowly sets by Zachary Uram(c) 2022 “Ravens“ Ravens crow loudlyI see them flying above meSuch majestic birds by Zachary Uram(c) 2022