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Posts by Josh Blackmer

Before the Election (Part 4)

Is it possible to disagree with someone and still be respectful? It doesn’t seem that way. From some of the highest public offices to the streets of our cities, it doesn’t seem like the American public can be respectful to one another. However, no matter who occupies a government office and no matter their policies, there are things that we owe them.…

Before the Election (Part 3)

What do Christians do exactly? Looking at Christendom from the outside one might get the wrong idea of the intended focus. One could say that Christians are about championing political causes. They fight for right wing social reform or moral conservatism. One might say Christians are involved in acts of benevolence, helping the less fortunate or working in a soup kitchen. Some…

Before the Election (Part 2)

So, they debated this week. The only thing that can be certain is that one of them will be president. No matter the outcome of the election, I will continue to trust God. He is still Lord, and He continues to uphold us with His righteous right hand (Isa. 41:10). Before the election we must remember that our true citizenship is not…

Before the Election (Part 1)

There is a lot of debate about what should be happening right now. People are talking about how we should vote. Many in our nation, on both sides, are planning violent actions if the vote doesn’t go the way they think it should. With all of the heightened emotions and stress there are some things that we should remember. We are blessed…

Need Some Good News?

What is the best news you have ever been able to share? The announcement of an engagement or maybe the birth of a child? Perhaps a good report from the doctor or an important interview? Whatever the good news is, it feels good to share! Our work as Christians is much like what Isaiah spoke about in his day. “The Spirit of…

Follow Me!

Have you seen that person that is so worried about what others are doing or not doing that they don’t do anything themselves? Jesus said to Peter, “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will…

How Strong Is Our Resolve?

Being a Christian in the United States has been convenient in some ways. It was an accepted world view. Not everyone was happy with it, but there was no overt animosity toward Christendom. That convenience has been waning. I have been of the opinion that the benign opinion of the masses toward Christianity wouldn’t last. The church was birthed in persecution and…