God Called a Servant Home – John Theodor (1967-2021)

John Theodor – pastor, evangelist, friend, father, brother, son, uncle and husband – passed away in Jerusalem, due to COVID-19, on Thursday, October 28th at 11 am. He was an elder and associate pastor at Jerusalem Assembly, the only church that I call home. He was the Foreign Field Director in Jerusalem for Zion’s Hope. And, he loved Israel and the Jews so much, that he left Australia to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the Jewish people. He was a great father, a faithful husband and a good son. He was a good friend to everyone.

And, while we understand that God knew that this was the right time to call him home, we will miss him terribly.

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Apophenia

We often to see and hear things that don’t exist. Not always, and we usually catch such mistakes before they hurt us. But, WAY too often.

This ‘ability’ comes from the way God created us. And, we need this capacity to see patterns in the midst of chaos. Learning to speak, avoiding traffic accidents and reading body language are all a part of this God-given skill.

Unfortunately, when we want a certain thing to be true badly enough, we’ll distort our ability to see patterns into something closer to mental illness. It’s what our society is doing, and we call it apophenia.

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We Knew That This Was Coming (But, It’s Not All Bad)

The Left have finally done the one thing that they’ve wanted to do for years and years:

Shut down Christians.

This isn’t about Left vs. Right, Conservative vs Liberal. It’s about Christian vs Not-Christian. And, what the Left did over the previous weekend has laid bare all of their plans for those who follow Christ.

It’s also their very own ‘crossing the Rubicon’. They cried “the die has been cast” and went WAY past the point of no return. They have committed themselves to suppressing your ability to speak. And, they can’t reverse it.

The question is… what do we do about this?

(and yes, there are things that you can do)

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I Ache for my Country – The Weekend Shock Letter for July 4th, 2020

July 4th is a bad time for me to find myself writing, because I think of the good things that once were and are no longer. And, most of you don’t want to read or listen to that. You really just want to celebrate, and I get that. So, I apologize for raining on any parade that you had planned. But, I just can’t help the ache that I feel, for what was lost.

There was good in us. There was bad, too, but we could still celebrate the good. It was certainly easier to find.

Not anymore.

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Learning Wisdom: Why the Wuhan Coronavirus is NOT a Bioweapon

Dark days lay ahead for all of us, and it will take real wisdom to navigate through them. So, we should apply ourselves to gaining as much wisdom as we can. And, we have an opportunity to do that with the Wuhan Coronavirus, specifically a hoax associated with it.

That hoax claims that the Wuhan Coronavirus is a bioweapon, and it has captured the imagination of people who should have known better. People like Steve Quayle and websites like ZeroHedge and Epoch Times and others have continued to add fuel to this foolish theory, and it’s time to dispel this foolishness with wisdom.

And, we’ll do that with the help of Occam’s Razor.

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