Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Wilmington Ohio

Defiance!

7 Dec., 2018 Wilmington: Abortion-Free Zone (Redux) When ought cities and towns resist, even defy, the authority of the higher (case-in-point, federal) power? Is it possible that cities and towns can be spared the righteous wrath of God when it falls upon a nation? Let us hope so.   We have solid grounds for such a hope.  […]

Baptismal modes

31 July, 2017 Dear Dale, I am offering you some thoughts regarding your “Baptism Sermon” as we might call it – on Sunday.   I enclose an essay I wrote a long time ago for my SS class at  a Lutheran Church;  nothing has changed since then.  I appreciate your continued faithfulness in preaching from the […]

A note to Dave Gustin of WCC back in the day

Following  Sunday morning class at the Church of Christ back in 2010 Anno Domini, I wrote a fellow church member and SS class participant. 24 September 2010 Dave, Some after thoughts regarding my cursory reply to your broad question on Sunday morning: “What is the will of God?” To say it is the “Law of […]

Wilmington Resolution: 2018

Wilmington, Ohio AFZ Abortion Free Zone (No innocent blood shed in our town!) Is the city of Wilmington ruled by 9 D.C. jackasses (a.k.a. SCOTUS?)  Or is the city of Wilmington free to uphold justice regardless of the decisions of “the Court”? Is it in the name of “law and order” or “democracy” that we […]

“Anger and Cowardice Fester Hate”

To the Wilmington News Journal Wilmington, Ohio Re:  (1 April, 2017) 3 April, 2017 Haters and Losers I think it was the curious title which drew my attention to the editorial: “Anger and Cowardice Fester Hate” (Wilmington News Journal, 1 April, 2017).   I am not sure of his meaning, but I infer from the rest […]

U(P)SA and Sanctuary Cities

How might our United (Pagan) States of America resist continued paganization? How about by means of “Sanctuary Cities”? And, let it begin with Wilmington, Ohio. For how many generations have parents taught their children by means of a simple principle:  Do the right thing?   And there was always an unequivocal reply to the child who […]

Ode to Wrestling in Wilmington

Posted on 31 March, 2017 (Amended on 30 May 2017) 4 March, 2011 Wrestling season comes to a close. My last high school wrestler has finished his course.  Both my sons have gotten from the sport what I had hoped they would get.  The sport is a wonderful means of character development. Mack Remington, writing […]

Wrestling: A Personal Tribute

31 March, 2017 Revised 22 July, 2017 Distinctive Features of the Sport One of the great blessing of wrestling is instruction in humility.  Everyone takes a beating sometime. Thinking back,  I believe I also learned through wrestling about the value of volunteer work: those coaches who put so much time and patience into my efforts […]

The Local Church(es) of Wilmington

Michael Bray 28 Feb., 2017 I am grateful for the article in the Journal featuring pastors of three churches in town (“Keys to a Thriving Congregation,” 28 February,  by Gary Huffenberger).  There was no definition of  a Christian “church” supplied, but based upon the fact that all three were by their implied affirmation of the […]

Snarr, Civil Rights, and THE Issue at Hand

22 Feb., 2017 As reported by Neil Snarr in the Journal (21 Feb., 2017) there was in Wilmington an  anti-slavery newspaper published from 1851-1855, The Herald of Freedom, edited  one John W. Chaffin.  I was delighted to read about it. To the glory of Biblical truths and justice and to the credit of these Christian […]

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