To Tell the Truth

Publicity photo from the 1962 daytime game show, "To Tell the Truth." The original daytime panel with Bud Collyer. From left: Sam Levenson, Mimi Benzell, and Barry Nelson. The fourth panel member was Sally Ann Howes.

From 1956 – 1977 there was a popular TV gameshow entitled “To Tell the Truth” that featured a little known individual who had done an interesting or outstanding thing, along with two people posing as that person.  A panel of Hollywood stars was tasked with determining which contestant was the…

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We Can’t Know What We Don’t Know

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Just when we think we have God figured out, He does the unexpected.  This is what happened in the historical account of Abraham and Lot.  When Abraham was childless, God made a covenant with Abraham that he would be the father of many nations.  One year before Isaac was born,…

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One Way or the Other

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Most people know the story of Jonah being swallowed by a great fish.  While many choose to look at it as an imaginative object lesson to teach obedience and the futility of running from God, in actuality, God has done stranger things than to allow a person to be swallowed…

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The God of Things That Are Not What They Seem

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The prophet Isaiah described the coming of the Messiah thusly in Isaiah 9:6-7: “For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given,    and the government will be on His shoulders.And He will be called    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the greatness of His government and peace    there will be no end.He will…

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Christmas Wish List

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When I was a child, the song, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” was popular.  While that was me one year in particular, I thought it was hilarious that two front teeth would be the entire list for Santa.  My list always had a lot of…

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Time Out

Parental disciplinary tactics have changed somewhat through the years.  Spanking or paddling was most popular when I was a child.  Speaking to that is the comedic account of corporal punishment employed by one father that elicited fear and respect from all six of his children.  That is contrasted sharply by…

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Ranger Up!

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In the American military, the Rangers are to the Army what the Seals are to the Navy, both of them elite, specially trained fighting forces.  Most serious soldiers covet wearing the Ranger patch, but the fact is that two-thirds who undertake the training do not make it to the end. …

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The Lie of Social Justice

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Mankind has a long history of seeking justice and righteousness: the first dealing with the practice of fairness, and the second dealing with moral truth.  It sounds like a very noble quest, except that a problem occurs when the definition of it changes according to who is defining it. Most…

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