Bound like a cactus

By an anonymous author. My mother loved cacti. Everywhere she lived she planted those thorny plants. It seemed like the prickliest ones were her favorite, and I their victim. When mom sold her home and moved into a senior apartment complex, she replanted several into pots and, of course, they went with her. One of […]

A Rat On Fire

Written by an anonymous author. While living on my farm, tree clippings, garden refuse and weeds would be stacked onto a pile for burning in the fall. The pile grew quite large as summer progressed. When the time came to burn it, I started multiple fires around its base in case a rattlesnake might be […]

The pastor who preached the wrong kind of resurrection

By an anonymous author. Although my brother Jerry passed away in 2006, I clearly remember his memorial service and the comments the officiating pastor made during the program. The minister stated my brother planned and knew the day of his death but kept it a secret. And, upon his demise, he immediately went to be […]

Listening to the Creator

By an anonymous author. “You are great, O, Lord God, for there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” 2 Samuel 7:22 On a late afternoon this past year I drove out to the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge in California and parked […]

Achan’s Blunder

As we walk in the spiritual footsteps of ancient Israel, there is much that we can learn from their story. One such lesson is that of Achan’s blunder. Israel had crossed over the Jordan and was about to overtake Jericho. The command came from Joshua to the people saying: “By all means abstain from the […]

How Max Steel is teaching your kid the great controversy from another realm

It all started with an action figure for kids, but the Max Steel franchise has become a lot bigger than that. With a comic book and an animation series on Cartoon Network and DisneyXD, you would think that toy company Mattel has reached its limit. But the contrary is happening. In three days the new Max Steel […]

Romantic comedies: innocent love or kindling adultery?

The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John, A Safe Haven, The Choice; do these movies sound familiar to you? Every woman has probably seen at least one of Nicolas Sparks’ film adaptions. It is safe to say that Sparks rules the market with his romantic books and movies. But what are these movies really saying? […]

A Former Witch Doctor Shares His Thoughts About Pokémon

There was only one thing in the world for which a 7-year old Dutch girl would get up at 6 am and turn on the TV: Pokémon. Even though I was not raised a Christian, my parents did not like the idea of me and my brother watching animals fighting each other. Too much aggression, […]

Ready. Set. Go!

In a very short time the new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has gotten people off their couches more than a Fitbit has in months. But is it here today and gone tomorrow? We live in an age of face paced information and short attention spans. Or do we? Perhaps it’s symptomatic behavior, after all […]

Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted

nothing is true, everything is permitted

“We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins.” This is the end of the oath of initiation of Assassins Creed. According to the Oxford Dictionary a creed is: a set of beliefs or aims that guide someone’s actions But what is the rest of the oath that guides those who prescribe […]

“Knowledge shall be increased”, and so shall Satan’s deceptions

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Daniel 12:4 In the original Hebrew, this verse was meant to say a Biblical knowledge shall be increased. How accurately is this prophecy being fulfilled […]

Media in the church: curse or blessing?

This blog was first published on ADvindicate. “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” (KJV, Is. 29:13). Worship is central to […]


Candy Crush, FarmVille, Plants vs Zombies, Clash of Clans and Farm Heroes Saga. Creo que probablemente todos hemos jugado al menos uno de estos juegos en nuestras vidas,  y algún otro juego gratis. Yo era adicto a FarmVille, un juego gratis de Facebook, jugando durante mis clases en la universidad.  ¿Qué es lo que nos […]

A Dinosaur and His Boy

This Thanksgiving Pixar is releasing another animated film.  It’s titled “The Good Dinosaur”. Here is the description from Pixar: The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into […]


¿“Leíste el artículo en el Metro (Periódico holandés gratuito) esta mañana?” me mando un texto mi mamá el pasado viernes. Es acerca de los Muppets, aparentemente las madres están molestas porque son demasiado sexuales para que sean vistos por niños. No podía ser coincidencia que, yo estuviera de regreso a mi casa en el tren […]

The real cost of free mobile games

Candy Crush, Farmville, Plants vs Zombies, Clash of Clans and Farm Heroes Saga. I think we probably all played at least one video game in our lives, and more likely a free game. I was addicted to the free Facebook game Farmville, playing it during classes at college. What is it that makes us love […]

Christ’s Metric Alone

Christ’s Metric Alone   Ever heard the expression “Numbers don’t lie”? I put that line in the same file as “…but names will never hurt me”. The truth is that numbers can tell more than one story. Take Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Both are “followed” by tens of thousands on Twitter, but only 60% […]