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Yeah, Right! File # 27: The Smelts are at Napakiak

by Tad Lindley Forgive me for being a doubting Thomas, but when the rumors of smelt location start flying in May, I try to change the subject. The reports always conflict with each other. On […]

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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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Secret Discovered: How to Open the Floodgates of Heaven

by Tad Lindley How many of you want the windows of heaven to open so that God could pour out a blessing onto you? Imagine that the blessing would be so big, that you did […]

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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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God’s Love is Unconditional, But His Salvation Isn’t

by Tad Lindley As our creator, God loves all people. Even those who do not recognize him. Whether we are an atheist worshipping the intellect of man, or idolator bowing down and kissing statues, or […]

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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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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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God’s Greatest Hits: the Beetles Part II

by Tad Lindley If you did not read last week’s column, please do so in preparation for this week’s column. For those of you who have been so patiently waiting all week to see how […]

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God’s Greatest Hits: the Beetles Part I

by Tad Lindley Before we get to the beetles, let me give you a brief synopsis of events leading up to the creation of the beetles. And although Google spell check does not recognize “beetles” […]

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Sometimes God Doesn’t Work a Miracle

by Tad Lindley Some preachers tell you, “Name it and claim it”. The skeptics among us call that type of message “blab it and grab it”. It is the concept that, as born again children […]

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There’s Not Enough Violence on Television

by Tad Lindley Warning: The following article contains graphic depictions of violence that may not be suitable for those wishing to remain discouraged. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom […]

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Botany File #1: The Seed Has to Be Buried

by Tad Lindley When I was younger I worked summers in Bristol Bay. One of the camps was on the Egegik River up near the lake. Down by the top of the lagoon there were […]

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Man Kills Pastor, Because “Wife” Doesn’t Like the Preaching!

by Tad Lindley Some of you already think that I made this up just from reading the title. Nobody would be stupid enough to do that. If you don’t like the preaching just quit the […]

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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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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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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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Does the 7.0 Anchorage Earthquake Mean the End is Near?

by Tad Lindley Everyone who was there will never forget what they were doing when it hit. My family member was attending a training seminar in a tall hotel. As people poured out of the […]

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“Six Tips to Spice up Your Romance”

by Tad Lindley At least that’s what they used to read. Nowadays it seems like a lot of them have replaced the word “romance” with the words “sex life”. If you’ve never seen them, they […]

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Man Gets Run Over By Truck In a Case of Misunderstanding

by Tad Lindley The sister was testifying in church. She was meaning to quote Psalm 51:7 which says, Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than […]

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Choose One of the Following: A) Born once, die twice B) Born twice, die once

by Tad Lindley Every one of us was born from our mother’s womb. We had no choice in the matter. And at least some of us will die. If the Lord delays his coming long […]

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Confession: I Had a Sobriety Problem

by Tad Lindley I didn’t have a drinking problem, I had a sobriety problem. To be bluntly honest, I never felt like my problem was drinking. My problem was sobriety. I did not like being […]

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Choose One of the Following: A) Born once, die twice B) Born twice, die once

by Tad Lindley Every one of us was born from our mother’s womb. We had no choice in the matter. And at least some of us will die. If the Lord delays his coming long […]

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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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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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Big Mac, Large Fries, and a Diet Coke

by Tad Lindley You’ve probably been there and seen it happen. You’re not a doctor, but, nevertheless, when you sized them up, you felt that MacDonald’s was not the best dietary choice for them. Perhaps […]

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Moose Hunting File #951: Sometimes God Uses Irritating People

by Tad Lindley We had to switch boats and destinations due to mechanical issues. I knew of a closer little lake to go to, but I figured somebody would already be camped in there. Glory […]

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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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Thinking About Killing Yourself? Read This First

by Tad Lindley I hate writing about suicide, but we keep losing so many fine young people, and I keep hearing the response, “At least they are not hurting anymore.” That is a horrible lie, […]

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The Original Hairy Man File #001: 850 BC

by Tad Lindley A major discovery has been made in regards to what has come to be known locally as the “hairy man”. The significance of this discovery is tremendous. It is literally the earliest […]

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What Are the Elders Actually Sitting On?

by Tad Lindley How many thrones do you count in each of the following Bible passages? New Internal Version: At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven […]

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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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Experience Pentecost: The Entire New Testament Church Can’t Be Wrong

by Tad Lindley This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning “fiftieth”. In Hebrew the name of the feast is Shavuot. Pentecost, or Shavuot, falls 50 days after Passover in the […]

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Fish Camp Twice a Year? Only in the Millennium

by Tad Lindley By the time we got married, my father-in-law’s fish camp was about a half mile above Nick O. Nick, just past Emma Evon’s. The ground there had eroded so bad at Nick […]

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Daniel’s 70 Weeks Part 3: The Fall of the Antichrist

by Tad Lindley If you missed the last two weeks’ columns you might want to read them first, as this is a continuation. If you don’t have access to it, please read Daniel 9:24-27 with […]

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Daniel’s 70 Weeks Part I: The First 69 Weeks

by Tad Lindley Daniel was a prophet who lived about 2,600 years ago. He was extremely sensitive to the spirit of God. He was mightily used both in the interpretations of dreams and prophetic knowledge […]

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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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The Miraculous Genetics of the Jesus Part I

by Tad Lindley But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman… (Galatians 4:4) On my dad’s side I inherited a receding hairline, my last name, […]

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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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Angels Part I: Are Guardian Angels Real?

by Tad Lindley You’ve got to come into this thing skeptically. There are so many different viewpoints and so many people preaching human traditions as if they were the word of God, that we must […]

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Thinking About Killing Yourself? Read This

by Tad Lindley I have been running this column every year about this time in hopes that someone may read it and live to tell about it. It would seem like with the days getting […]

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What Exactly Do You Mean By “Born Again”?

by Tad Lindley Don’t read any farther until you have answered the above question in your own mind. If we were to poll a cross section of America we would get a wide variety of […]

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The Miraculous Genetics of the Messiah

by Tad Lindley But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman… (Galatians 4:4) On my dad’s side I inherited a receding hairline, my last name, […]

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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 […]

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Veterans’ Day: Victory Has A Song

by Tad Lindley Last Saturday, November 11, was Veteran’s Day. In honor of those men and women who have sacrificed even their lives for the freedom of others, I offer this powerful testimony of God’s […]

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The Weapons of Our Welfare Are Not the Weapons of Our Warfare

by Tad Lindley The atheist confronted the Christian, “Do you carry a gun with you when you are in bear country?” “Why of course, wouldn’t you,” answered the brother. “Isn’t that hypocritical,” asked the atheist, […]

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The Right Addiction

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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The Parable of the Net: When a Humpy Becomes a Halibut

by Tad Lindley Jesus was such a phenomenal preacher that the messages he preached 2,000 years ago are still relevant today. Who would think that he could preach a parable way back then, to a […]

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Stuck in Selfie Mode

by Tad Lindley It used to irritate me when I traveled to memorable places and I would see people looking at some great sight in Hawaii or a beautiful sunset somewhere through their video camera. […]

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Why Do Christians Use the Old Testament Tanakh?

by Tad Lindley After all, the Old Testament is old. It covers events that took place thousands of years ago. Those people never saw automobiles or airplanes. Not only that, the Old Testament takes up […]

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The Obedience of Faith

by Rev. David K. Bernard 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. […]

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Would I Lie to You? How to Keep the Preacher Honest

by Tad Lindley They had gotten tired of life. One night they found themselves in a revival service. The Lord moved upon their hearts, and they found themselves repenting on their knees. Soon they were […]

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God Tells Whale, “Save the Human”

by Tad Lindley In recent days, God prepared a great fish to swim up the Kuskokwim. You have to say, “Amen,” to that, because that’s exactly what happened. A 37 foot long grey whale left […]

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Contains less than 2% of the following ingredients: faith

by Tad Lindley What do you think is the greatest miracle in the Bible? When we contemplate the mighty things that we read about in the Bible, many things come into our mind. There is […]

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The Greatest Drift Ever Made: The Disciples Get Deck-loaded

by Tad Lindley When the boat went down we pulled herring over the bow and then hung on while the next wave lifted us skyward and our forearms cried out in agony. Those were the […]

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The First Mark of the Beast

by Tad Lindley This column is based on a message preached by Rev. Jimmy Toney at this summer’s family campmeeting in Sterling, AK. The second mark: 666 One of the best known passages of scripture, […]

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Homebrewer Tells Troopers, “But I’ve made 4,197 pitchers of Kool-Aid”

by Tad Lindley Picture this entirely imaginary scene, the Alaska State Troopers knock on the door and are invited into the residence whereupon they see a small, blue berry-picking bucket on the kitchen table and […]

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Dope Dealer Turns Hope Dealer

by Tad Lindley If we were to talk to every kindergartner in every local school and ask them what they want to be when they grow up, we would get responses like, pilot, agent, health […]

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They Got Tired of Winning

by Tad Lindley One of the themes of President Trump’s campaign speeches was winning. “We’re going to turn it around, we’re going to start winning again. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to […]