Author Archives: craigolson001

About craigolson001

Follower of Jesus Christ. Avid student of the Bible. Father of two, Step Father of two, Grandfather of two. Former missionary to northern Japan for eight years (Sapporo and Aomori City). Retired. Pickleball enthusiast. Biker, golfer, ESL teacher and devoted husband. Member of Chinese Christian Alliance Church.

Easter and Evil

We are all familiar with the story of Christ’s death and resurrection. But several things jumped out at me as I considered the Easter story again this year in the run-up to Holy Week. These are observations I had not … Continue reading

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Where America Went Wrong

I don’t know about you, but I am terribly weary of people coming into church on a Sunday morning at the last minute, spending time talking noisily with their friends in the lobby, and making their way to the sanctuary to take their seat at the very last minute. Continue reading

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The Orphaned Church

In Jude 1:3-4 the author says, “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered … Continue reading

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Retransforming America

For years now we have had to watch helplessly as our President, the man entrusted with our safety and security, has systematically undermined the economic and military power of the United States. He repeatedly took actions that endangered the public … Continue reading

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Appropriating the Gospel

I have often wondered why some professing Christians show so little progress in the faith while others develop an immediate love for the Word of God and experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in a dramatic way. For … Continue reading

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Technology Proves Ancient Man Was More Intelligent

I have started watching the show “Ancient Impossible” on the History Channel. I am absolutely fascinated by all the technological wonders of the ancient world, some of which cannot even be duplicated today. How did they build structures on such … Continue reading

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Why Reformed Teaching Divides the Church

I have always wondered why the church has all the same problems as the rest of the world. My son was molested by a missionary, the mission and their supporting churches covered it up. My ex-wife had an affair with … Continue reading

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