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Author Archive: Bruce Gust

Slavery in the Bible

While you find the word, “slavery” in the Bible, in no way shape or form do you find an endorsement for the kind of slavery that existed in the United States in the 17th and 18th...

The Coronavirus is One Tenth of the Flu Mortality Rate…and Other Things You May Not Have Heard

We’re living in a situation that lends itself very easily towards a scenario where you can influence people more by what you don’t say than what you actually communicate. For example,...

Coronavirus – How Do You Pray for This Thing?

Last Sunday, my pastor (Darron Whitehead) brilliantly captured the dynamic that characterizes the Coronavirus by mentioning how you have two kinds of data: Information and Speculation. I would add...

Coronavirus News Room

(Fade in on a conference room at a major news network headquarters. People are slowing filing in and taking their seats…) Chief Editor: Alright, everybody. Let’s find a seat and get...

llinois’ Governor Signs Abortion Bill Far Worse than New York’s

The Illinois Senate just passed SB 25, the Reproductive Health Act, by a vote of 34-20. The bill expands abortions through 9 months and requires insurance companies to provide coverage. The bill has...

God’s Definition of Success

I was stoked! I was listening to an excellent teacher deliver a sermon on the discipline of meditation. He elaborated on the word “hagah,” which is the Hebrew word for...

Rules of Engagement – Part I

If I accuse you of not having any money, you can easily prove me wrong by showing me the tens and twenties in your wallet. On the other hand, if I accuse you of being greedy, now you have a problem...

An Open Letter to Those Who Question My Walk With Christ Because I Support Donald Trump | Part Two -> Trump’s Manner

This is from Christianity Today in an article dated December 19, 2019: To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember...

Pharisees Doubt the Resurrection of Christ – an Example of Fake News

The following is a great example of “fake news.” I’ve got the passages that are being either distorted or referenced cited in parenthesis. As you read, consider how this same...

An Open Letter to Those Who Question My Walk With Christ Because I Support Donald Trump | Part One -> Unity

Let’s talk about “unity.” In 1 Corinthians 11:18 it says: In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I...