Author Archives: Billy David Dickson

Billy is a writer , Bible college student, radio show host, and youth worker. He has worked with young people for over ten years. His work includes teaching children youth in Bible studies, and Sunday School classes.
He currently does a radio show everyday at 6:19 E.T. on KCRO radio 660 A.M. in Omaha, Nebraska.

lesbian activist has acknowledged that gays are not “born that way.”

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A top researcher with the American Psychological Association (APA) and lesbian activist has acknowledged that gays are not “born that way.”
Dr. Lisa Diamond, co-editor-in-chief of the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology and one of the APA’s “most respected members,” says sexual orientation is “fluid” and not unchangeable.

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Cruz Comes Around…

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A late hit in college football , and the rest of the story

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Springsteen calls Trump ‘great embarrassment’ to US

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A major new study shows that religion actually has a positive impact on the American economy

The Left expends considerable time, energy and money to marginalize and downplay the contribution of religion to the culture. The honest progressive might want to consider the latest research.
A major new study shows that religion actually has a positive impact on the American economy. The research, released in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, shows that the country has never been more dependent on the contributions of people of faith to society, particularly from a socio-economic perspective.

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Deadly shooting at mall in Washington State kills 5

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A reason Christian homeless ministries should not take money from Uncle Sam but instead depend on God, and his people 

Christian-based homeless ministries are expressing concern over the latest mandate from the Obama administration that allows men to be housed with women.
Housing and Urban Development has finalized and issued a rule that homeless shelters that receive federal funds must allow transgender men to be housed with women in homeless shelters on an equal basis. Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America tells OneNewsNow that her friends in Christian homeless ministries are concerned about the obvious issues of privacy and safety, but there’s more. 

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Trump won’t hold back 

A columnist and political analyst predicts there will be fireworks during the upcoming first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Mother Teresa visited my hometown, and she wasn’t a saint 

( The story below is from a few weeks back. ) 

On a spring evening four decades ago, Mother Teresa arrived at the door of an Omaha monastery.
She was in the city to receive a national award from Boys Town and spent the night with the Poor Clare Sisters, an order of cloistered Roman Catholic nuns.
Mother Teresa will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday, and her sainthood is stirring memories of her Omaha visit and drawing praise from those inspired by her humility and compassion for the poor.
Canonizations often involve individuals who died centuries ago, but Mother Teresa’s sainthood stands out in part because there are people around today who met and worked with her. And while some saints are obscure, Mother Teresa is a household name and a woman whose work influenced people across denominations.
“She captured the imagination of the world,’’ said Sister Aline Paris, a theology professor at Omaha’s College of St. Mary. “She might have been bent over, but she was very strong.”
The Vatican ceremony on Sunday is expected to draw tens of thousands to honor the tiny, stooped nun who was fast-tracked for sainthood just a year after she died in 1997 at age 87. St. John Paul II beatified her before a crowd of 300,000 in St. Peter’s Square in 2003.
She devoted her life to working with the poor in India and founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 to care for the unwanted and unloved and, as she put it, “people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”

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( Billy’s thoughts – Yes Mother Teresa did many great things which she should be honored for. However no one is made a Saint because of the great things they do. Good works doesn’t make one right with the living God. We become saints when we put our faith in Christ. It doesn’t matter if one did great things like Teresa ,or if one has done bad things ,and is living in prison. The Bible teaches before we come to Christ we are sinners. That would include Teresa. ( Romans 3:23 ) Yes honor Mother Teresa but know she is a saint because of knowing Christ as savior not because of any great work she did. ) 

The Bible, and teens 

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If you are like me I bet you get tired of the evening news. At times it appears to only report the bad news. Well here is some good news I found the other day. Teens are reading their Bibles. 
Most practicing Protestant teenagers—those who identify as Protestant, attend church at least once a month, and say their faith is very important in their lives—who read their Bible do so the same amount all year long (73%), much like all Bible-reading American teens (69%).

Of those who are left, 18 percent of practicing Protestant teens read more during the school year; only half that amount read more during the unstructured summer (9%). 

Those findings come from the second annual poll of how more than 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17 interact with the Bible, commissioned by the American Bible Society and conducted by the Barna Group in May.

The survey also asked whether teens saw their parents reading the Bible. Half of practicing Protestants (49%) said their parents read Scripture regularly; another 42 percent said sometimes.

  This should give us who want to see teens reached for Christ hope. The only hope for any of us including teens is the good news which is written about in the Bible.

What do you think.

Until next time

Billy David Dickson 

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