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America’s Fate: A Mashup of Ideas – Part 2 of 4

In Part 1 of these essays, we considered the book The Fourth Turning, a secular work that examines the cyclical periods of history, thus providing a framework for projecting the next era that America faces.  From every indication, based on this worldview, we have entered that period known as the Fourth Turning, one characterized by…

America’s Fate: A Mashup of Ideas – Part 1 of 4

It’s an interesting exercise to connect dots.  Those dots may come from completely different places.  They may come from secular sources as well as from religious origins.  In fact, some may come from a non-fictional wellspring while others, surprisingly, may be birthed in the realm of fiction.  All this to say that the shape we…

Abraham, Melchizedek, & Righteousness

We don’t hear a lot about righteousness these days, but it’s one of the keys to our relationship with the Lord.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines righteousness as “acting in accord with divine or moral law; free from guilt or sin.”  Our moral law comes from God, so if we act in accordance with that, we…

Prophecy Update – America’s Financial Doom

I know, that’s a cheery title for this essay.  Unfortunately, the facts bear out that our time of financial prosperity is short.  As has been cited by many writers besides me who look at the world’s condition through a Biblical, prophetic lens, regardless what the pundits may say, conditions on this earth as we know…

Marijuana, Salt & Light

Although recreational marijuana remains illegal at a federal level, many states have chosen to no longer view it as a Schedule 1 drug, i.e. one with the potential for a high level of abuse.  This is the case in my state.  However, it is left up to the individual communities whether or not to allow…

Welcome to Looking Up

The name of this blog is taken from Luke 21:28 where Jesus says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Blog Introduction

The name of this blog is taken from Luke 21:28 where Jesus says: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” I have no doubt this blog will be quite different from the majority of blogs that many might read.  I’m a pastor as…