The God Of The Detour Knows The Way

by Kevin Burton    One of the ways I tried to witness to my late father was to encourage him to listen to the radio ministry of Dr. Tony Evans.    Evans leads The Urban Alternative out of Dallas, Texas.  Evans is a dynamic speaker. I thought my father might be tiring of my dime …

Easter Means Hope For The Hopeless

by Kevin Burton    You’ll hear Christians today saying “He is risen!” and others answering “He is risen indeed!” What does that mean?    For the Christian faith, for the human race, it means everything.    Today is Easter, “the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection to life after His crucifixion and death,” according to http://www.gotquestions.org.    “The …

Can We Count On Our Better Angels?

by Kevin Burton    From Shakespeare to Lincoln to Susan Ashton come thoughts today of “better angels.”    “Better angels of our nature,” was the phrase Lincoln used in his first inaugural address.  That speech was a plea, ultimately ignored, for unity in a nation divided over the issue of slavery.    We think Lincoln …

Spiritual Graduation: Heaven Or Hell

by Kevin Burton    This time of year, high school seniors are starting to smell that finish line.  Graduation smells like freedom, I remember.     This is the 27th post focusing on our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.  We have compared physical blindness to spiritual blindness and found the latter much more dangerous.    …

Brother Neil’s Travelling Controversy

by Kevin Burton    Hard feelings and Neil Diamond songs usually don’t go together as far as I know. But we have two examples of such today.    Diamond is the latest artist to be featured in our 2022 look at songs that peaked at number 22 on the American chart.     The songs “Brother …

No Roads Between Heaven And Hell

by Kevin Burton    A distance calculator on my computer desktop tells me how far it is from point A to point B.    This feature is helpful for planning trips.    Today’s post represents a sixth-period geography class at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Physical blindness is nothing compared to spiritual …

How About A Little Thanksliving?

by Kevin Burton    This may be hard to believe, but once in a great while I can be a little grumpy.    I know, I know, but it’s true. You can take my word for it, or ask my wife.    But I always see the bright side, 100 percent of the time. In …

These Are The Facts Of Spiritual Life

by Kevin Burton    We’ve been through more than a dozen sessions together now at this school for the spiritually blind.  It’s high time we had – the talk.     If you are a parent you may have already faced this question, or maybe you are currently dreading it: Where do babies come from?    …

Tell The Truth (In Love!) About Halloween

by Kevin Burton    If you’re looking for proof of societal spiritual blindness, you need look no further than the celebration of Halloween.    What is passed off as being a benign, sugar-soaked party for children, has with it much darker elements that are a danger to children and adults alike.    But this danger …

His Timing, His Answers, His Presence

by Kevin Burton    So there’s this little card. Three inches by one inch. Had it all these years.    There was a small stack of them at the checkout stand of a Christian bookstore in Columbus. I got my music or whatever and I got this little card on the way out.    It …