Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Wilmington Ohio

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 […]

Beast Tries to Bite Condit

Pearl Harbor Day, 2015 The Daily Beast reported on 4 December 2015 on a speech of Ohio attorney Tom Condit delivered in front of a Dayton abortuary – on which we had also, with a much better attitude, reported some months ago [http://michaelbray.org/?p=1921]. The beastly link and the article follow: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/04/pro-life-attorney-we-need-a-nuremberg-for-abortion-doctors.html WAR ON WOMEN 12.04.154:20 PM ET Pro-Life Attorney: […]

A Public Declaration on Sodomy

A Public Declaration from the Churches of God To the Community On Sodomy and the Desecration of Holy Matrimony Recommended by Michael Bray,  23 October, 2015 We were taught as children and then did teach our own children not to follow the crowd and do foolish things just because “everyone else” was doing them.   So […]

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