Author Archives: Ron Gallagher, Ed.S

About Ron Gallagher, Ed.S

Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher, Humorist, Satirist, Blogger ... "Right Side Up Thinking ~ In an Upside Down World." For Ron's full bio, go to GallaghersPen.com/about/

The Call to Repent ~ A Threat, or a Misunderstood Offer of Grace?

In the days before coming to faith in Jesus, if my wonderful, loving, but frequently hyperbolic mother had ever actually done some of the things she threatened to do to my brother and me, she would have almost certainly done … Continue reading

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Surrendering Our Way to Success

The devilish machine staring back at me from its usual spot in the corner of the physical therapy clinic looked deceptively harmless and innocent, but I knew better. This cold, mechanical device had sadistic tendencies. Its little electronic circuits harbored … Continue reading

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Christianity ~ No “Open Borders” Policy

Historical and Biblical evidence that Jesus’ message of hope, redemption, and eternal life was offered to “everyone” is irrefutable. The message He preached and the radically different kind of love He demonstrated were presented to the entire spectrum of the … Continue reading

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Infanticide vs. Racism ~ Engaging the “Greater” Sin

The Prophet Jeremiah made a profound statement and asked a sobering question that fits the popular culture today: “An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own … Continue reading

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Perfect Love for Everybody ~ Guaranteed

We might as well address it, because all of us know it’s coming. Another heart-shaped tidal wave is headed our way, and in a few days, we’ll be inundated with another Hallmark-induced, chocolate-infused, and virtually inescapable Valentine’s Day lovefest. Except … Continue reading

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Legislating Infanticide ~ Legalizing Murder

The desire to avoid deeply disturbing realities by ducking into some alternate mental universe is a natural human reaction. The political vitriol coupled with the awful implications of the things we see and hear on any given day makes looking … Continue reading

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