Author Archives: Ron Goetz

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Author, Widower, Grandpa, Son.

Trump Flag

  Today is Monday, August 28, 2017. The scheduled end of the Trump presidency is 3 years and 4 months away. A lot can happen in that time, and few things can be predicted.. For example, Joe Arpaio was recently pardoned … Continue reading

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Perfect Bible? Perfect Jesus? How about John’s Perfect Love?

A Reader named David made this comment recently. Wrong again, Rob.  God never said “Jesus alone is the perfect” in I Cor 13.  This is a modern addition/perversion of His word.  The original Greek says “that which is the perfect thing’.  … Continue reading

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“Boil it All Down” and You may be Disappointed

Thinking and judging are connected, but it is not a strictly causal relationship. There are some very bright people for whom judging a situation or a person is the go-to response. On the other hand, there are some equally bright people for whom … Continue reading

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“Why Should I Let You Into Heaven?”

(Reposted from 2011 under a new title by Ron Goetz) My sister was born with brain damage. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. The doctors waited 24 hours before deciding to perform an emergency C-section. This was fifty-two years ago, before … Continue reading

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What Would You Do With One of These?

Be honest, and be civil. What would you do with one of these? Spotted in the U.S. in May 2017. OMG! Just in time for Independence Day!

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The Bible, Our Inerrant Guide to Slavery, aka Human Trafficking

If you’ve been reading the headlines over the last couple years, you may have noticed the incredible surge of interest in fighting slavery around the globe.  This campaign is now promoted using the label “Human Trafficking.”  Do Not Be Deceived!  When dealing with … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Abomination, Banks, Christendom, Christian Colleges, Church of the Nazarene, Deeper Life, Discipleship, Simpson University, Southern Baptist | 2 Comments

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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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