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Thanksgiving

by Tad Lindley We tend to think of Thanksgiving as a modern American holiday. It’s not. If you attended public schools, you may have been taught that the first Thanksgiving involved the English speaking Pilgrims […]

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Are You Smoking Flax?

by Tad Lindley A long time ago the Yup’iks used seal oil lamps. They looked like little bowls or saucers. They would pour a pool of seal oil into the saucer and then make a […]

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Ugly is More Than Skin Deep

by Tad Lindley You’ve probably heard the story before. Adam and the woman (she wasn’t called Eve until later on, Genesis 3:20) were in the Garden of Eden. Life was wonderful. They did not know […]

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When the Bullets Start Flying

by Tad Lindley I knew what I needed to do, tap-tap, two shots in the chest and one in the head. The front sight dropped down between the rear sights. Forward on the right hand […]

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One Baptism, But Which One Is It?

by Tad Lindley The Bible tells us that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). And surely that was the case when Paul was writing Ephesians, but nearly 2,000 years later there […]

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Net Mending

by Tad Lindley My salmon gear was in particularly bad shape. It had accumulated a lot of holes. Every year I put it away telling myself, “I will mend it when spring comes around and […]

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What’s She Doing at the Feast?

by Tad Lindley You’re probably a better person than me, but perhaps you’re not, so let me ask you this question, “Have you ever studied the people at a feast? Have you ever just looked […]

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Have You Fed the Calf Lately?

by Tad Lindley Remember the Parable of the Elder Brother? Maybe you’ve heard it called the Parable of the Lost Boy or the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It’s about a young man who leaves […]

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The Ministry of Dissatisfaction

by Tad Lindley Recently I read about a couple of newlyweds who went for a walk. The young couple just happened to be passing by, and a salesman called out to them and they stopped […]

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Read Before Giving Up

by Tad Lindley This is for those times when you feel like giving up. I want you to cut this out and tuck it away in the back of your Bible for a rainy day, […]

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What Would You Do With a Million Dollars?

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “They asked the farmer, ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ He said, ‘I reckon I’d just keep farming until the money ran out.’” As Christians, […]

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Why is Easter Always on a Different Date?

by Tad Lindley Did you ever notice that Easter never falls on the same day? For instance, Independence Day always falls on July fourth. In fact, many people have quit calling it “Independence Day”, instead […]

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The Soporific Properties of Walrus

by Tad Lindley I’m hearing rumors of lots of walrus on the coast, even seeing pictures on Facebook, but I’m not going to believe them until I taste the walrus between my teeth! Shouts out […]

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Who Would You Die For?

by Tad Lindley In Helmand Province, Afghanistan on February 9, 2008. Matthew Croucher and three other British Marines were on a reconnaissance mission. While going through a building, they triggered a trip wire grenade. In […]

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Your Ex Wants You Back

by Tad Lindley Did you ever know someone in a bad relationship? They finally got rid of the guy or the girl and you were glad to hear it, they were feeling safe again, had […]

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Killed By a Craving for Cucumbers

by Tad Lindley Imagine that you had been a slave, that you had been frequently beaten by the overseers. Imagine that the government had sought out your sons and killed them as soon as they […]

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Life After Amputation

by Tad Lindley Before you read any further, I want you to get to a place where nobody is watching you. Are you there? Now, look at your favorite hand, and tell it, “Hand, I […]

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Man Gets Subtweeted By God

by Tad Lindley Did you ever get subtweeted? You don’t have to be on Twitter to get subtweeted. Now for those of you in the middle age bracket like me, you may be unfamiliar with […]

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You Need to Get Married

by Tad Lindley Just this morning (I’m writing this on a Sunday evening January 13, 2019), a middle aged couple from the Yukon was walking by our church in Bethel before 9:00 AM. They decided […]

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Turn on the Light

by Tad Lindley In the beginning In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the […]

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King Herod Kills Kids

by Tad Lindley Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The place of his birth was actually prophesied about in the book of Micah, As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah – […]

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Turn on the Light

by Tad Lindley In the beginning  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the […]

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Border Crossing: Checkpoint Israel

by Tad Lindley They knew Jesus was coming. His people were watching and waiting. They were expecting him to ride in with trumpets blaring. It had been prophesied from way back that the Messiah would […]

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One Lord

by Tad Lindley It is one of the great truths central to scripture: there is one God. This is why when the scribe came to Jesus and asked him which commandment was the greatest, Jesus […]

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Philip’s Scooby Doo Moment

by Tad Lindley While I have not had television most of my adult life, I did growing up. Those of my generation might remember the old Scooby Doo cartoons. In those shows they would always […]

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The Price is Right

by Tad Lindley See how shopper savvy you are. How much would you expect to pay for a 12 count case of 3 lb. cans of Crisco brand shortening? That’s right ladies and gentlemen, a […]

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Did You Say Something About Bread?

by Tad Lindley The gathering of people was almost entirely Jewish. They were pressing in to listen to the teaching of Jesus. A woman joined the crowd. She was distressed. She called out to Jesus, […]

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Dress for Success

by Tad Lindley Wearing a bow tie doesn’t make me a better teacher or a better preacher, but I wear it out of respect for the calling. Even the most expensive camo outfit from Cabelas […]

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Taste the Mayo

by Tad Lindley Growing up Mom was paranoid about mayonnaise going bad. My memory could be exaggerating it, but it seemed like if the jar of Hellman’s Real mayonnaise (we never used Miracle Whip) ever […]

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Jesus was Buff

by Tad Lindley I am so sick of seeing these limp-wristed pantywaist Jesus paintings and drawings. Jesus was buff. Instead, a lot of artists have presented an effeminate Jesus. Far from the rough, tanned hands […]

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Signs You Might Be Addicted

by Tad Lindley You know the house of Stephanas…that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. (I Corinthians 16:15) Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “to addict” as “to give oneself up to […]

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Who’s Blocking Your View of Jesus?

by Tad Lindley I’m going to take you straight to the source on this one: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among […]

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When Drugs Don’t Listen

by Tad Lindley The old joke goes, “I said no to drugs, but they didn’t listen.” It was a response to Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the government […]

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Should We Hunt and Fish on Sunday?

by Tad Lindley 2018 marked a strange departure from normal fishing management on the Kuskokwim River. For the first time in at least the last 24 years, but probably ever, fishing was closed all week […]

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The All Time Greatest Energy Drink

by Tad Lindley Just reading the title, you might have certain brands running through your mind: Jolt, Amp, Rock Star, Red Bull, and others. Actually, those are not even energy drinks. They are “restless” drinks. […]

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Every Priest Needs a Pastor

by Tad Lindley Although a number of religions use the title of priest to describe the leaders in the church, the Christian church in the Bible never referred to its leaders as priests. There were […]

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Missing Priests Found

by Tad Lindley Maybe you did not realize that the priests were missing, but they were. Fortunately, the apostle, Peter, found them. If you have been losing sleep chronically worrying about their whereabouts, you can […]

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Go Ahead with Your Poor Victimized Self

by Tad Lindley “My cousin can ride bikes better than me,” the boy said, “he’s from Nome,” as if riding bikes depended on the size of the community a person lives in. The youngster rode […]

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The Hypocrite Factor

by Tad Lindley He thought that he had me in checkmate, “Do you realize there’s a man in your church who drinks beer?” In between the lines he was trying to destroy the credibility of […]

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Fake News File #1: There Is No Hell

by Tad Lindley It always pays to check your sources. Many news outlets on the internet rushed to broadcast the false report that the Catholic Pope, Francis, had stated that there is no hell, before […]

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They Spit in His Face

by Tad Lindley Jesus was stripped naked and nailed to the cross. Then the cross was elevated and he hung on it, the force on his arms tearing at his chest, and Him pushing up […]

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You Would if You Loved Him

by Tad Lindley The Bible tells of a time when people would love pleasure much more than they would love God. In his teaching on the end time Jesus himself said, And because iniquity shall […]

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For All You Do, His Blood’s for You

by Tad Lindley Many of you will remember the old Budweiser beer slogan: For all you do, this Bud’s for you. Generations took it to heart, drinking Budweiser as a way of getting through life. […]

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What Shall We Do [to Be Saved]?

by Tad Lindley It was the day of Pentecost about 29 AD. Fifty days prior Jesus had hung on the cross, been buried, and three days later rose from the dead. For forty days he […]

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#ActuallyHeIsYourPresident

by Tad Lindley During the Obama years I saw a bumper sticker that read, Pray for President Obama, Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Recently I saw a […]

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Mathematics of Jesus

by Tad Lindley A young couple, whom I know, approached the administration of a large church in a Western city. They were inquiring about joining that particular assembly. It seems that to be eligible to […]

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Border Crossing: Checkpoint Israel

by Tad Lindley They knew Jesus was coming. His people were watching and waiting. They were expecting him to ride in with trumpets blaring. It had been prophesied from way back that the Messiah would […]

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We Three Kings of Orient Aren’t

by Tad Lindley Warning: Do not read this article unless you have someone nearby who can give you immediate emotional support. This may be worse than the terrible sense of deception you experienced when you […]