The Argument Against Arguments!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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A boy once asked his father, “Dad, how do wars begin?”

“Well, take the First World War,” said his father. “That got started when Germany invaded Belgium.”

Immediately his wife interrupted him, “Tell the boy the truth! It began because somebody was assassinated!”

The husband drew himself up with an air of superiority and snapped back, “Are you answering the question or am I?”

Turning her back upon him . . .  read more

Anger!–One Letter Short of Danger!

Based on the writings of David Berg

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I spoke a word in anger
To one who was my friend.
Like a knife it cut him deeply,
A wound that was hard to mend.

That word, so thoughtlessly uttered,
I wish we could both forget,
But its echo lives and memory gives
The recollection yet.

A Christian writer relates the following true story: “During early childhood I had a fiery temper which often caused me to say and do unkind things in the heat of anger.

“One day, after I had bawled out one of my . . .  read more

Glamour or Glory?

David Brandt Berg

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There was once a famous actor who was invited to speak at the church of his childhood, of which his old friend was now the pastor. For his contribution to the service he chose to recite Psalm 23, and did so with all the perfection of a professional orator with all the proper gesticulations and intonations and so on. When he was done, the people all applauded. “Great!” “Wonderful!” “Hurrah!”

Then the pastor arose and said, “If you will pardon me, I know you all . . .  read more