Author Archives: R.P. Nettelhorst

About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild

The Moon Landing Ideas

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When Something Bad Happens

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.” —St. Augustine Is this how you think? “Something bad happened to me. Therefore, God must be punishing me because I sinned.” Now, a caveat. If you couldn’t … Continue reading

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There Are Monsters Out There

Nice people will say things like, “why can’t we just all get along” or “why can’t we just live in peace?” As if the sentiment alone will fix the problem, as if people would “just wake up” and “give peace … Continue reading

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An Allegory

After listening to the news for the last several years, and watching criticism or even condemnation of the Israelis in their ongoing conflict with the Palestinians by the UN, by politicians, by intellectuals, by columnists, by entertainers, and by religious … Continue reading

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Impervious to Reason

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Idols

Hear the word that the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel. Thus says the LORD: Do not learn the way of the nations, or be dismayed at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are dismayed at … Continue reading

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45 Years Ago…

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Hamas

Here’s a rerun from a post I made back in 2012; not much has changed, except thankfully the Muslim Brotherhood no longer rules Egypt: I’ve run across people who make odd statements regarding the current war Israel is waging against … Continue reading

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Spring of Goliath

The history of the world turns on small events. One bright day in September in 2001 about 3000 people died when Moslem terrorists hijacked airliners and crashed them into buildings. If things had gone differently on another day in September, … Continue reading

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Israel

I always find it odd when I read about how “aggressive” the state of Israel is. Let’s see: Israel is a country that is barely the size of New Jersey, surrounded by much larger nations who constantly condemn it and … Continue reading

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