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After the Desecration of the Holy Places

It’s deeply painful to rehearse again: multiple murders inside a house of worship. The most recent slaughter was at a Jewish synagogue, but only days before there was an unsuccessful attempt on an African American church. These sacred places join an ever-increasing number of Christian, Islamic, Sikh, and Mormon sanctuaries that have been violated by […]

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A THEOLOGY LESSON FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

I know Jeff Sessions. I once conferred on the former senator something called The Ten Commandments Leadership Award for using his office to foster adherence to the virtues espoused in the Great Words of Sinai. Now, many years later, I’m tempted to rescind that award. In his present office, General Sessions has promulgated policies that […]

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WHY I WROTE A MEMOIR AND WHY I WROTE IT NOW

  A lot of people think you write a memoir when you’re ready to pack it in—give it up—ride off into the sunset—or lay down and die. None of those things apply to me. In fact, not only am I not packing it in—I’m actually unpacking and setting up shop for a whole new endeavor—as […]

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THE SECOND AMENDMENT MUST BOW BEFORE OUR RIGHT TO LIVE

Everyone sheds tears for the students so brutally slaughtered a month ago at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. May their souls rest in peace. To the families, I am ever mindful of the unspeakable loss you’ve suffered. Words never suffice but please accept my heartfelt words of condolence. It is a tremendous […]

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MY ONE-AND-ONLY BILLY GRAHAM REGRET

All my life I’ve known of Billy Graham. Even my Jewish father liked to watch the televised crusades of the great evangelist, though Dad never embraced Mr. Graham’s message. However, for me, Billy Graham only played in the background, that is, until I met my wife, Cheryl, in the church where I would give my […]

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Opportunities for Positive Testimony

(Re-Printed from his blog, October 2016, with permission from www.bluekennel.com) (NOTE FROM TDBI: Though this blog post from Mr. Ahmanson was written during the Presidential election campaign – just prior to the November win for President Trump – we felt there was tremendous insight into the dynamics of the evangelical community’s response to the election […]

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DIETRICH THE THEOLOGIAN

There are many ways to know Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In his relatively brief 39 years on this earth, he lived a very full and multi-dimensional life. If you know him only as a German pastor who was martyred by the Nazis, you actually know very little of him. In my estimation, Dietrich’s greatest legacy was his […]

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