Author: Gwendolyn Hoff

Allegiance versus Protest – The Great Divide

It usually takes something BIG to draw me into the open. I usually play things pretty close to my chest, my chest being the last place people would look. But the events of the past few days, specifically the to-do about protesting football players and a megalomaniac in the Oval Office. It certainly was not Mike Pence. He was out of the office at the time, probably hosting a luncheon for a delegation stumping to make Puerto Rico the 51st state of our present (dis)union. They need not bother because in my last book “The Null Solution”, sometime around 2050...

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History a la Carte: What’s In Revisionist History?

Picking and choosing which past is worthy of remembering. Is Jesus Next? Revisionist history is rampant. Unfortunately, those who either don’t believe Jesus to be who He said he was OR do believe he and The Bible is a figment of 1st Century imagination. Let’s delve into the growing trend of tailoring history to suit individual sensibilities in what I am calling: History A Lá Carte There are important milestones in the academic discipline we call history. Pre-History Antiquity Modern History Pre-history happens to academia’s best guess as to what happened before written/recorded language like: 3 million B.C., when...

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A Declaration: Independence from Britannia, Not God

The Declaration of Independence, the piece of historical paper I will describe in the paragraphs below, was crafted by God-fearing men, for the end-game of religious freedom – not just autonomy from England. As we make a big hairy deal about the summer’s major-est holiday, complete with fireworks and BBQs, let us remember that there is no such thing as separation of State & Religion. Worshiping God was the prime incentive for challenging the World’s greatest power of the day. I cannot help thinking that God may be removing his loving hand from an increasingly ungrateful United States of America....

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K-Love All-Star Spotlight – Matt Maher

On this inaugural edition of K-Love Radio All-Stars, we at Vulgate Media feature a stalwart named Matt Maher. There is no greater illustration (or should we say composition) of an artist that dots the K-Love radio playlist. You may be saying to yourself, “There are other Christian music radio stations that I listen to.” And this is true, as in the case of Shine.FM here is far-south suburban Bourbonnais @ Olivet Nazarene University. I am personally guilty of  station hopping when I am yearning to here a more inspiring tune. The point is, if you need to fill your...

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Putting Away the Hymnals: on Modern Christian Music and K-Love Artists

There is a drum kit, mic stands, a Roland Digital Piano-Keyboard and a couple guitar stands lurking in the background, behind your pastor/priest/celebrant, these days.  There are new faces on the altar/stage/platform at your local place of Worship. They could be your neighbors or butcher or banker. One could even be the Youth Pastor, putting his bass guitar prowess for the congregation to see and hear. They call themselves the worship team. It is their job to: Provide a spiritual ambiance Lead us into worship Help us sing praises to God Tie the music into the message Play us out into the...

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