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A Binary Choice for President?

Essay by Ron Kirk I often hear complaints these days from conservative Christians over what Glenn Beck recently called “the binary choice” for president. Why should we limit ourselves to two choices? The more democratic process we typically see in European politics presents many more choices for high office. Isn’t competition healthy? Why doesn’t the […]

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Powerful Evangelical and Culture Changing Work in Uganda

Guest essay by Ronald Kirk What if you could help powerfully redeem a long-broken but promising African nation to Christ, to see a significant answer to Christ’s prayer—God’s will be done on earth? A little explanation… Back in the early 1980s, my wife and I started a pioneering Christian day school called the Master’s School. […]

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An Advent Devotional

Guest essay by Ronald Kirk Contrary to the Scriptures’ broad portrayal of Christ’s coming dominion, most Christmas advent devotionals focus strictly upon what we like to call spiritual matters. These typically focus on Christ’s coming as our personal Savior. Oh, yes! Christ did come to save us from our individual sins. But the Bible claims […]

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The Making of American California

Essay by Ronald W. Kirk Imagine a vast, empty California! Alta California, under Spanish rule through the American colonial era remained virtually empty and undeveloped. The Spanish finally established missions to the Indians, the first in 1769 in San Diego, to counter Russian colonization on the northern coast. The Russians sought furs. Then came the […]

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Noah Webster on Politics and Government

by Ronald Kirk Noah Webster was America’s original and sole Bible-minded dictionary maker. Young Noah was a Puritan by heritage and upbringing. The Lord converted a middle-aged Webster’s heart and soul to Christ when Mrs. Webster dragged him, er, uh, persuaded him to attend a revival meeting—which he had before dismissed as emotionalism. He received […]

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A Remembrance

Mary-Elaine Swanson (1927-2011) Black Mountain, North Carolina—Mary-Elaine Swanson, 84, Nordskog Publishing author, editor and dearest friend passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. She was born May 21, 1927 to the late Charles Augustus Lowden and Myrtle Ann Jersey Adams in Orlando Florida, and was the wife of the […]

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An Introduction to Bullies and the U.S. Constitution for Young People

by Ronald W. Kirk As a long time teacher, I know how hard it is to get peoples’ attention—young people’s attention especially. Things like America’s early history, Pilgrims, Founding Fathers and Constitutions and such may not make much sense to those who live on the Internet, IPods, video games, texting, hanging out—whatever. Do I really […]

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