A Divorce Over Marriage

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but…

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Help For Hurting Pastors

It is fact that the Biblical role of a pastor has many man-made expectations and traditions attached to it today, expectations or duties that aren’t wrong in and of themselves, but that are not Biblical expectations…such as visiting the sick or performing marriage/funeral services or conducting business meetings…and on and on it goes with SO…

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The Serpent’s Bite

“…whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” (Ecclesiastes 10:8) “He’s a snake!” Recently, I stopped by to see a friend from our former church.  In our conversation, as I was sharing our experiences, I mentioned the name of one of the individuals directly involved in pushing us out.  When I said the name,…

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Why Telltale Series?

Dear Reader, First, I would like to thank you for taking time come to our site and to read any of these posts, some of which are indeed disconcerting.  This particular post is to answer any who may wonder:  “Why criticize churches?” or “Why don’t you just move on, forgive and forget?” or “Why name…

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Future Post Titles

We’re looking forward to putting out our experiences so that others might be helped!  Stay tuned for titles such as: “Not Good With It” “The Dinosaur Man’s Here!” “Saved By Dinosaurs” “That Was Not Professional!” “Goin’ Overboard” “Why Don’t They Get it?” “A Divorce Over Marriage” “Butts in the Pews” “Sidetracked By Satan?” “Kicked Out!”…

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Telltale Tabernacle Tidings: Railroaded! (The Final Year)

Dear Reader, This has been a long time in coming!  Through this series of Telltale posts, it is NOT my intention to seek revenge against any individuals or our former church, or even to vent frustration about negative situations.  God said “Vengeance is Mine…” (Romans 12:19).  Most people follow an accepted practice of quietly leaving…

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Telltale Tabernacle Tidings, pt 4: “Nothing, Really”

“What comes to mind when you think of creation?” I ask you, dear reader, what comes to your mind when you think of creation? Perhaps Genesis 1:1 or the book of Genesis as a whole, or maybe some aspect of nature itself, or perhaps one of several excellent creation ministries that exist today? Would you…

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Telltale Tabernacle Tidings, pt 3: “You Don’t Know”

As I write this the beginning of Thanksgiving Week, all of what I’m sharing in these posts comes down to gratitude in all things, as the Scripture says: “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Truthfully, as I write these blogs detailing personal…

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Telltale Tabernacle Tidings, pt 2: Payson Popery

“I’m calling to disinvite you to the fair.” We were in the northwestern state of WA after serving at Onion Days when I heard those words. It was an unforgettable call from a disgruntled pastor in Payson, UT who didn’t like a decision we’d made! About 10 times over the years, we have been blessed…

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Telltale Tabernacle Tidings, pt 1: “High Five”

“High 5:00” Texts unexpectedly began to come in more frequently and with more urgency … “We need to meet before you leave.”  “You must come at 5 pm.” We’d packed our rig and stopped truck and trailer to visit Jesse the treasurer and confirm with him about a desired meeting with church leadership that was…

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