Hugh's News & Views (Spiritual Sword)


The Spiritual Sword is a quarterly religious journal dedicated to the teaching of the gospel of Christ (Matthew 28:18-20) and to a defense of “the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Its mission is to take “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17) and with that sharp, powerful weapon to wage spiritual warfare against “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). It understands that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:4-5). Continue reading

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Nudge: What magazine to be editor of

Here’s a little Nudge for Fellows and friends, coming from a suggestion on Plinky:

If you could be an editor for any magazine, which would you choose? It can be print or ezine, religious or other. Be sure to tell us why you chose as you did.

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Bulletin Digest publishes article

Bulletin Digest published an article of mine in its Oct. issue, from the devo, "The favorite to win loses." The editors are fine people doing a good work. You might consider subscribing, at the link. (Disclosure: I don’t make anything off the recommendation.)

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The church receives “Reason and Revelat…

The church receives “Reason and Revelation,” which I enjoy very much. I subscribe to “Newsweek.” I favor books more, and have read some very good ones lately, but we’ll save that for a differnt nudge.


I probably receive 15+ periodicals. I us…

I probably receive 15+ periodicals. I used to file everything (before I had kids & 3 jobs). Now they pile up on the floor of my large office (there is a downsize to large rooms–just more space for messes!). I’ve resolved recently to clean up by pitching anything that doesn’t catch my eye as something I might modify later into a lesson of some sort. Maybe I’ll have it all cleaned up by 2020.

A few of my favorites I pay for: Think magazine, Spiritual Sword, & Gospel Advocate. Think is a great magazine you can gift to non-Christian friends.
I receive email updates from Apologetics Press & Christian Courier and visit their sites regularly. And if you enjoy getting email updates, try out sometime. BTW, thanks for the plug Randal.


Daily Nudge: magazines — and news

Magazine reader

What magazines do you read?

Do you subscribe to (i.e., pay for) any print magazines? What magazines do you read? Include those you beg, borrow or go to grandma’s to read.

Or maybe you actually pay to get an electronic version. That would be interesting to know as well.

You can include religious, biblical and spiritual periodicals, as well as Family Circle or Woodworking Today.

Today I travel with another brother from Taubate to the National Christian Workers Encounter, where there is no Internet. On the way, I’ll drop off The Maiden at a young girls’ retreat nearby. The Missus gets some time off by herself at home for a couple of days.

TFR will continue to thrive in my absence. Enjoy!

#literature, #magazines, #reading

Thinking out loud

The Fellows were really popping out the posts until the afternoon, then … silence. Only Mike R. has chimed in. And here I was preparing a list of times that posts had been made throughout the day to show how good this was working. Counting my chickens before …

Ever think of food as a mood enhancer? Makes a difference to your mood what you eat, so with good diet you may be able to exert less mental effort to control those clouds over your head. I’m doing a bit of research here, wondering why I felt so good today, more than most days, for no apparent reason. Or maybe it was just cooler today than normal?

I sometimes kid Brazilians that I like the cold better than the heat, so I should have moved to Siberia or Alaska. They just give me a weird look. Nobody around here likes cold weather.

Some of our folk in the church who live here, transplanted from the northeast where the heat is oppressive, have gone back to visit family and come back complaining of the heat. I like to hear that, and kid them about it. But the heat in our part of the country hasn’t been mild this past summer. And though we’re into Fall, it shows little sign of abating.

Have been thinking of magazines lately, since they’ve been much in the news, as well as items closer to home. How to revamp the one I do here. How to consider what’s needed in English also, if any. How to pull together some options. Just thinking. Barbara and I do have a little plan up our sleeves, if we can ever settle down and pull it off. Just thinking …

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