Author Archives: mthayes42

About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.

America’s Shame Grows

We have proven ourselves to be shamefully petty once again, this time by the childish behavior of Pence in Pyongyang. Does the Trump team really believe that a minor show of courtesy will cause the North to bomb its neighbors? … Continue reading

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A Few Questions

Why would the president of the United States show a complete lack of interest in the long-established accusations that Russia interfered with our election? Why would our president show excessive concern over the evidence that he and/or his team cooperated … Continue reading

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Turning Points

In a football game an intercepted pass can completely the tone and texture — and outcome — of a game.  How many times have we heard the announcer cry out, “This changes the game completely” even while the interceptor is … Continue reading

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In my second pronouncement since appointing myself king of America, I hereby make it a law that all White House staff members, up to and including the President, along with all Congressional leaders and their staff members attend each year … Continue reading

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Stephen Miller

Senator Graham has claimed over the weekend that, “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we’re going nowhere.” Hooray! Finally someone is pointing out what has become increasingly obvious in recent weeks. Keep watching. Miller’s cover … Continue reading

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Getting Started on Reconciliation

So our ridiculous government is shutdown again. And how do our “leaders” use their time? In blaming one another. Blame is childish, useless, never productive, and a severe threat to reconciliation. Since our leaders refuse to lead, I hereby appoint … Continue reading

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Friends

My cancer is very slowly robbing me of strength. I’ve got very little pain, too little to notice But I don’t sleep well and feel perpetually tired. I know my time is limited yet I find a growing freedom to … Continue reading

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No Compromise — No Virtue

Somehow our culture has decided that “compromise” is a dirty word. Advertisers, especially for automobile companies, since at least the mid-80s. They do it out of crass greed, not caring in the slightest that they are teaching devastating values that … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Music

My first encounter with serious music came from the little radio station in my home town. It was Christmas season, 1954. Amid Bing Crosby and Perry Como came the incredibly dynamic sound of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. … Continue reading

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Sending Away the Salvadoreans

I am so very deeply ashamed of our president and his immeasurably tiny soul. Through his utter heartlessness, his inability to grasp any but the simplest form of any problem, and his determination to cut every issue down to the … Continue reading

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