Author Archives: Ron Goetz

About Ron Goetz

Author, Widower, Grandpa, Son.

I Awoke from a Dream this Morning

It is, at this moment, 9:39 a.m. I awoke from a dream this morning. It was a vivid dream, short. I lay in bed for a few minutes, pondering the dream. I realized I had to post it, this morning. I went … Continue reading

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Got It

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God Bless You and Your Ministry, Pastor Berman

Pastor Berman, I want to thank you for your comment on the “Who is Ronald Goetz?” page. I took the initiative to check out your Christian Life Fellowship website. Your congregation has an vibrant ministry to multiple age groups, a ministry that I’m … Continue reading

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Durban Muse

  My Facebook friend Nicky took this picture from the porch of her home in Durban, South Africa, and posted it. I think she posts one every day, but I don’t know for certain. I’m not on FB regularly.   There’s a beach, of course, … Continue reading

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“Rapture Ready” Lee, Thank You So Much!

A “thank you” to “Rapture Ready” Lee. He sent confirmation of a thesis of mine. I am chagrined that I didn’t discover this reference myself. In the Bible, in addition to this word’s more typical meaning, the word grind also refers to … Continue reading

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Hating Sin: A Motive for Ministry?

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Meet My New Online Friend!

I logged on today to find several interesting comments from Lee, a chap in the U.K. Here’s the dialogue. Lee: “ABSOLUTELY FALSE TEACHING ! HOMOSEXUALS WILL TRY ANYTHING TO MANIPULATE THE WORD OF GOD.” Ron:  “Lee, you made an interesting assumption here.” … Continue reading

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One Episcopal Priest

When my son was a pre-teen, he became an acolyte in our church (Episcopal). He loved serving at the altar, was active in the youth group, attended an Episcopal high school. He loved (and still loves) the beauty of the … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit? A Sly and Cheeky One She is!

C. Baxter Kruger’s newest book, Patmos, is currently being widely reviewed. Its ostensible theme is radical mysticism, the union of humanity with God, contained in the oft-repeated slogan, “Separation or Union.” For many people the notion of humanity’s union with God, … Continue reading

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Loyalty: Spider’s Web, Titanic, or Original Design?

It took the Mormons and the Southern Baptists over a century to forsake much (but certainly not all) of their institutional racism. In rigid, authoritarian institutions, it takes multiple generations to sever the strands of the web. Many are bound … Continue reading

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