Author Archives: Ron Goetz

About Ron Goetz

Author, Widower, Grandpa, Son.

Cover Design: I’d Like Your Opinion

I’m choosing a typeface for the cover, and I’d like your input on some options. You can see I prefer serif fonts, but I’ve included one san serif. Some of the fonts are very similar, of course, but there are some textural differences. I know, … Continue reading

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New Book: “Two Men in One Bed: The Galilee Incident”

Something happened to Jesus’ earliest followers that we’re beginning to put together. In the ultimate scheme of things, what happened involved very few. But these free spirits and the rule enforcers lived at a pivotal moment in history. Their experiences, … Continue reading

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“When Does It Stop?” When It Stops.

Originally posted on Wrestling With God:
Today on Facebook, a friend of my uncle’s asked him, in all (apparent) seriousness: “So what, a statue comes down, that person was a racist, they don’t deserve to be memorialized. But what next?…

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“Is it a Sin or Not?”

A reader sent me the following response to the post titled, “Clobber Passage: I Corinthians 6:9–All Blade, No Handle.” “I get the positive point pushed of not judging because we all sin but I’m confused, my assumption was that the stance … Continue reading

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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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