Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Wilmington Ohio

“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 […]

You Don’t Want Portman Watching Your Back

10 Nov., 2016 You Don’t Want Portman Watching Your Back . . .Unless You’re Pretty Hard Up After Jesus, my next favorite candidate for the 2016 Presidential race would have been Ben Carson. These failing, I was left with Mr. Trump.  But I like him a ton more than Hitlery.  And the Lord knows I […]

By What Standard, Feldmeyer?

10   Nov., 2016 I was glad to see Mr. Steed returned to service as a County Commissioner.  He knows something about running a business and maintaining services within a budget.  Politicians would do well to learn that skill prior to running for office. But more important even than such budgetary wisdom, perhaps, is the embrace of […]

Pastor Swapping

29 February, 2016 The Wilmington News Journal (Wilmington, Ohio) has been featuring sermons from four pastors from as many churches in town swapping pastors among themselves: Wilmington Church of Christ,  Dove,  Church of God (A-Street), and Faith Family Church. The topic was marriage and the unspoken impetus was the decree regarding marriage recently issued by the U.S. […]

Theocrats, All

A Course Proposal Sent to Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio) 27 April 2012 “Theocracy is an inescapable concept. The source of law in any given society is de facto that society’s God—whether it be the God of the Bible, Allah, or ‘the People,’ or a dictator, or secular humanist elites. It doesn’t matter, whoever defines your […]

Previous Posts