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The Dying Church on the Road from Ephesus to Sardis

Nov 1st, 2023

BriBlog, BriRants

apostasy, dying church, ephesus, Revelation 2, Revelation 3, sardis

Our church like so many others has lost our first love and is now on the path toward being a zombie church – dead but with a reputation for being alive. What can/should be done?

The Coming Electoral Train Wreck

Jul 22nd, 2023

BriBlog, BriRants

election disaster, GOP primaries, trump train wreck

Think the 2020 presidential election was a disaster? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Think the Biden presidency is a travesty? Get ready for worse to come. For the time being, former President Donald Trump is...

Left Spin or Right – No One Is Watching the Ball

Apr 22nd, 2023

BriBlog, BriRants

media bias, political polling, political spin

Regardless of one’s political leanings, it is blatantly obvious that the “information” purveyors of the mainstream media never put out the straight poop.

The Old Shell Game

Apr 8th, 2023

BriBlog, BriRants

distraction, mislabling, obfuscation, shell game, spin

Modern society has raised calling one thing something else to a fine art. We do this for two reasons – to avoid facing facts ourselves, and to mislead or distract our listeners.

Do Human Clones Have Human Souls?

Nov 2nd, 2022

BriBlog, BriRants

android rights, android soul, becky bereans, human clone rights, human clone soul, human cloning, human soul, John the Baptist

Assuming that human science will soon be able to create human clones and/or artificial intelligence equal to or superior to human intelligence, what inalienable rights would such creations inherently possess?

2017 Mercedes Sprinter Antenna Repair

Oct 6th, 2022

BriBlog, Whatshupp

sprinter, sprinter antenna, sprinter antenna repair, teflon sheet

Our van’s navigation system stopped working, and then the overhead light console began dripping water. The integrated gasket material at the bottom of the plastic antenna mounting shell had gotten brittle and started to crumble...

Reflections on Mortality, My Father, and God’s Sovereignty

Sep 26th, 2022

BriBlog, BriRants

father-son relationships, God's sovereignty, mortality, psalm 139

I reflect on my relationship with my father on what would have been his 97th birthday in connection with my own mortality, a dream I had, and the reassurance we find in Psalm 139 on...

Salvation in Christ – Justification and Sanctification

Oct 19th, 2021

BriBlog, BriRants

Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan Pressing On, justification, Philippians 3:12-14, pressing on, salvation, sanctification

Short description of the two aspects of salvation – justification and sanctification – along with my favorite scripture and the Bob Dylan song Pressing On.

Lakeside Addition – Materials Delays

Aug 17th, 2021

BriBlog, Huppstead

bath fixtures, construction materials shortages, Lowes delivery delays, metal roofing

Electrical, plumbing, telecommunication wiring/conduit, and HVAC line set rough-ins. County rough-in inspection passed.

Lakeside Addition – The Dog Days

Aug 14th, 2021

BriBlog, Huppstead

Home Depot delivery damage, roof leaks

Gratuitous whining about various struggles from the end of June through late July.

Lakeside Addition – Windows at Last!

Jun 26th, 2021

BriBlog, Huppstead

building materials, manufacturing wait times, window backorder

The new windows (at least most of them) were delivered and installed.