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Calling All Tin Foil Heads

by Tad Lindley Did you know that Jesus was tempted to use painkillers? No, nobody came up to him with a sheet of tinfoil, a lighter, a hit of Oxycontin, and a ballpoint pen casing, […]

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A Better Seat on the Titanic

by Tad Lindley When the ocean liner Titanic left Queenstown, Ireland, she had about 2,224 souls aboard. Some were crew members (176 crew men did nothing, but keep shoveling coal 24 hours a day to […]

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Cauga?

by Tad Lindley Imagine living to be 100 years old. Now think about all the food you would eat over that 100 years. Gather it all up in your mind. It would be numbers of […]

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Hope Lives Next Door to Defeat

by Tad Lindley All these years I never noticed Romans 12:12. It starts with the words, Rejoicing in hope… I’ve always just skated right by and thought, “Yeah, I’m down with that, ‘rejoicing’ is a […]

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Blue-slipped By Jesus

by Tad Lindley The Blue Slip Explained Many of us in Bethel live in houses with a water tank and a sewer tank. At my house, every two weeks the sewer truck comes and pumps […]

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When Joseph Got Psycho With Them Part 2

by Tad Lindley Last week we left Joseph (still undercover and speaking through an interpreter) and his 11 brothers having a feast. If you have not read last week’s column, please go back and read […]

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Remodeling Your Living Room Part I

by Tad Lindley If you have an average American living room in your house, it’s time to remodel. I’m talking about a living room that has a couch and some chairs and perhaps other furniture. […]

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Except You Accept the Exception

by Tad Lindley Perhaps you have seen the following sign in a restaurant or grocery somewhere in your travels: No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service. No exceptions! It makes it hard for folks on a […]

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Man Brushes Teeth for 24 Hours Straight!

by Tad Lindley Are you brushing your teeth enough? According to online recommendations from the American Dental Association, we should all be brushing our teeth twice a day for two minutes per brushing. That’s a […]

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Don’t Make Me Count to 491

by Tad Lindley It wasn’t how my mom ran discipline, but I have seen many parents use the, “I’m going to count to…”-method of child management. For instance, “I’m going to count to 10, and […]

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Pronoun Fails File #37: I vs. We

by Tad Lindley This one was not even on my radar until I saw a random post about baptism on Facebook. The post was something about somebody baptizing using the word “we” instead of the […]

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Basketball Part II: Fouled Out

by Tad Lindley I grew up playing a variation on basketball called “33”. Thirty-three is sort of like tackle basketball. The only rules are no double dribbling, and no traveling. It was every player for […]

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My Donald Trump Food Box

by Tad Lindley A good gift meets some criteria. The gift is sacrificial. It costs the giver significant time or money. It is personal to the recipient. A great gift has involved much planning. And […]

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Getting Hungry for God

by Tad Lindley Did you know that God has been thinking about you all day today? Whether you are a preacher or a prostitute, a deacon or a drug dealer, a lover of God or […]

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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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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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When Will The Rapture Happen?

by Tad Lindley In case you missed last week’s column, it was about the concept of the rapture. The word “rapture” is not in the Bible. It comes from a Latin translation of the Bible, […]

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Fuller Than a Tick

by Tad Lindley Bed bugs bite people while they are sleeping, and then sneak back under the mattress before daybreak so they don’t get caught. Lice live in your hair and bite you to drink […]

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The Obedience of Faith

by Tad Lindley Salvation is more than simply believing that Jesus really exists, it is obedience to the gospel. The following column appeared in the July 2017 Pentecostal Herald authored by David K. Bernard. In […]

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Hooked on Phonics

by Tad Lindley In 1987 a new reading program hit the market. It was called Hooked on Phonics. If you had television back then, maybe you remember it. It was supposed to dramatically improve your […]

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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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Field Sobriety Test

by Tad Lindley H ave you ever been charged with a DWI or a DUI? It usually starts like this: you told yourself you would only have one, because you didn’t want a DUI. But […]

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The Ten Virgins

by Tad Lindley You’ll have to read it for yourself and see if you can figure out if the man was going to marry ten ladies at one time, or if the ten virgins were […]

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The Power of Prophecy

by Tad Lindley Imagine that this year some well-known, but not so well respected elder were to stand before the AVCP convention and say, “The Lord told me that in the future, the Yup’ik people […]

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Net Mending

by Tad Lindley This column was written in 2006. This year my king gear is in great shape, safely tucked away under the house. It’s my whitefish gear that’s being torn to shreds. My king […]

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Freedom From Nightmares

by Tad Lindley Across this region, live many men and women who have served in combat from the Aleutian campaign in World War II to Korea, to Vietnam, and most recently the Middle East. Even […]

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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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The Ciivak Effect

by Tad Lindley My friend, Harry Lewis, once said this, “Marriage is like flies on a screen door. The ones on the inside are trying to get out, and the ones on the outside are […]

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What Do You Worship?

by Tad Lindley I saw the Grateful Dead at Pine Knob in Detroit Michigan in 1988. We had floor seats, and I stood on my chair and danced through both sets, as did the thousands […]

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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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Are You Tired of the Torturers?

by Tad Lindley On those nights when you have trouble sleeping, do you get plagued by reliving your past? Do you think about situations where people took advantage of you or hurt you? Do you […]

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The Revelation Part 2

by Tad Lindley Have you ever read the Book of the Revelation? If you haven’t, you are missing a blessing. The Bible even promises a blessing to us if we read the Revelation. Blessed is […]

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The Revelation Part 1

by Tad Lindley Have you ever read the Book of the Revelation? If you haven’t, you are missing a blessing. The Bible even promises a blessing to us if we read the Revelation. Blessed is […]

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God’s Preferred Pronouns

by Tad Lindley After the recent acquittal of former President Donald Trump, US Congressman, Eric Swallwell (who had been hoping for an impeachment) expressed his frustration saying, “We could have called God herself [as a […]

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In the Crosshairs of Eternity

by Tad Lindley It will be my name on this article, but the ideas are coming from a message preached this morning by Pastor Bradbury combined with the crosshairs analogy made by Kevin Augustine. Horizontal […]

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When Someone Dies, We Bury Them

by Tad Lindley It varies from place to place. We’ve got good soil here, so we typically dig graves six feet down. Oftentimes we are blessed by AVEC’s drill rig and only have to finish […]

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Why a Manger?

by Tad Lindley When the angel came to the shepherds he gave them this message: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto […]

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The Y Chromosome of Jesus

by Tad Lindley Many people are constantly puzzled by this one haunting thought that comes, in some cases nightly, when they are trying to sleep, other times it blurts out of their mouth when they […]

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Facebook File # 47: Unfriended

by Tad Lindley Only on account of writing about Facebook did I look up how many friends I have (1,811), because I don’t monitor the whole thing too hard. My wife manages my Facebook account […]

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When God Takes Off His Mask

by Tad Lindley I was deep undercover, 30 year old hoodie, sunglasses, and COVID mask. Nobody could recognize me. That’s how I wanted it. I had tested negative, but I was still on contact trace […]

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Jesus the Storm Chaser

by Tad Lindley It was evening, and Jesus told his disciples to get in the boat and head across the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went to sleep, and the disciples did the sailing. Mark includes […]

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Full

by Tad Lindley I don’t know how it is for you, but for me, there are some foods where it is very hard for me to get full on, no matter how much I eat. […]