The Stories That Send Us To War

I was not expecting Russia to invade Ukraine like this, but I had not been listening to the stories that the Russians were telling each other. Nor did I hear what Kremlin advisors were telling Putin.

These stories are what send us to war. Every war that America has ever fought, started with a story, and too many of them had little connection with reality. Look closely at other wars, and you’ll see that they too started with a story.

Worse, we have taken up story telling in our churches, without checking whether they are true.

Click here to read the rest…

The Propaganda Machine

I’ve been a professional writer for close to twenty years, and I very quickly came to the cynical conclusion that I did not write for my readers. I wrote for the person who signed my paycheck. Even now, I am writing for the One who currently has His signature on my life – God.

If you get ANYTHING out of what I write, you only have God to thank for that.

Unfortunately, most writers have a different kind of paymaster and are beholden to a different god. And, like myself, they know the power of words, and use them to great effect. So, as you watch the propaganda machine rev up, just remember who the writers and broadcasters are really working for.

Click here to read the rest…