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Posts by Josh Blackmer

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…

Stay Woke

Maybe you have heard this before. The idea of “woke” carries with it the idea of being aware of injustice, especially social injustices. This idea isn’t a new one. “For you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert…

A Message from a Friend

I started reading through her Facebook profile recently. I remember all these posts and at the time I remember thinking, “Man, she is kinda preachy.” But all the things she posted came right from her heart. All the injustice, people suffering, her love for God, her love for His creation and her love for her husband. At the time, I thought it…

Communications Check

Before any force leaves base, they do a series of checks. One of those things they check is communications. Before even leaving they want to the be able to communicate with base of operations. Communication is so important in warfare. In the field, you need real time info of enemy positions provided by satellite or drone surveillance. You need to communicate for…

Do We Need God to Be Moral?

In 2019, the Pew Research Center (PRC) questioned 38,426 people in 34 countries. One of the goals was to find the connection between God and morality. The basic question is this: Can a person be morally good and not believe in God? Globally, the response was that 51% don’t believe the relationship with God is necessary to have good morals.  However, from…