A Fine Witness

George was an older gentleman who lived in a southern state not too far away from me. He was retired and alone – his wife having died several years previously – and lived in a shotgun house1 which was sandwiched between the homes of two religious-minded people. One day, George confessed to me how he …

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Should Women Really be Silent in Church?

Over the years I’ve often been asked, by women, if I believed women should really be silent in religious instruction, as it says in the Bible. They were all seeking comment or advice in reference to 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, which states: “Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for them …

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I Like a Simple Life

Now that I’m older, and hopefully a bit wiser, I’ve decided I like a simple life. I’m seventy-five years’ old, so why has it taken me so long to figure this out, you might ask. Well, I guess it is because I can now compare my present slower life to that of my past hectic …

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What do you think about the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The world is about to change and the coming new age will be very different from the one in which we are now living. I recently viewed an interesting YouTube video titled “Most People Don’t Even Realize What’s Coming” (by Aaron and Melissa Dykes) about new technological changes coming our way called the Fourth Industrial …

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There is a Good Reason for our ‘Clutter-Free’ Web Site — it is Matthew 7:12

I recently received an email from a reader stating that she appreciated our ‘clutter-free’ web site. I thanked her for letting me know her opinion and then thought I might make mention of my reasons for its current design in a post for everyone to read. In building The Outlaw Bible Student web site, I …

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Who is The Outlaw Bible Student?

I have received some email asking for background material on The Outlaw Bible Student. I thank everyone that wrote and I sincerely appreciate your interest. This information is, actually, already onsite, however it is hidden in the site’s menu bar under “About OBS” and not easily recognized. So, I decided to post this information as …

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Does God Approve of the Gay Lifestyle: How Should a Christian Treat Gays?

Many Christian churches are moving toward acceptance and approval of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people into their congregations. Currently, in the United States, the United Church of Christ celebrates gay marriage, and some parts of the Anglican and Lutheran churches allow for the blessing of gay unions.1 Even some Quaker groups approve of same-sex marriages …

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Beer and the Bible

When people ask me how old I am, my first response is to say I was born in the FIRST half of the LAST century. I have, therefore, been around for a long time and I’ve seen a lot of change. Being born in New Orleans during World War II and growing up in the …

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Looking at Life Through a Rear View Mirror

My wife and I recently went on a boat trip through some areas of Puget Sound in northwest Washington. It was one of those short cruises in the evening where dinner is served and you can see the islands during the remaining day light while going out, but dusk and darkness allows you to see …

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What do you think of robot sex?

For decades science fiction foretold of a strange future quite different from what it was at the time and a great many of the things predicted did, indeed, come true. Now another prediction seems to be on the periphery between fiction and fact – that of human sexual relations with robots. An article on the …

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