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Wallace G. Smith

Pastor for the Living Church of God (www.lcg.org) and a presenter on the Tomorrow's World television program (www.tomorrowsworld.org).
Wallace G. Smith has written 1054 posts for Thoughts En Route

Think you understand what a “week” is? Maybe you don’t! (Actually, yes you do…)

Someone recently asked me a question that brought to mind a couple of thoughts about the structure and knowledge of the “week,” and I thought they might make for a nice blog post. As one who has encountered a number of weird, private calendar ideas, I would say that one of the most novel is the idea … Continue reading

Great site concerning Moon Landing conspiracies

We’re back from the Feast! Sort of. Physically, you get back, but (1) your mind still wanders to the amazing things you heard and experienced, and (2) there is a lot to do to get back up to speed with real life again. :) So, today my family and I jump into doing the second … Continue reading

Plain truth about “Prophets” from Herbert W. Armstrong

I was just studying a topic and came across, once again, Mr. Armstrong’s plain and simple explanation of what it means to have the office of Prophet. Ironically, it is given in a statement he makes explaining that he, himself, was not a prophet. And given that Christ prophesied that there would be “many” false … Continue reading

Another pleasant trip to Charlotte concluded

I’m finally back from Charlotte! Well, actually, I’ve been back since Friday last week, but the fact that we traveled straight to Akron to conduct services and a Bible Study and the need I had to finish an article for the Tomorrow’s World magazine by yesterday means that only now do I feel like I am really back. :) The trip went really well and … Continue reading

Are you watching the Middle East?

Just a quick hit today. Are you watching the Middle East? With ISIS filling the news, it almost seems a stupid question, but not really. If anything, the more something fills our screens, the more we can begin to tune it out. But have no doubts: Eventually the entire world will be focused on that … Continue reading

Islamic terrorists present youth with a serious “God.” Does Christianity?

On the LCG and Tomorrow’s World websites, they reran one of my old commentaries recently, “Smells like teen marketing” — from 2007, I think. I still agree with what it says, and I’m delighted they found it worth running again. It’s nice to feel useful, even if just a little bit! The piece is a bit dated, … Continue reading

Music and emotion, plus a nice analysis of Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” from NPR

As it does from time to time, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” captured my mind and sent me off to some web searches and music history reading. That realm is not familiar territory to me, to be sure, but I do love the Adagio. I’ve mentioned it in only two other blog posts that I … Continue reading

“Noah” and “Clash of the Titans”

I actually saw the “Noah” movie when it came out and wrote a commentary about it for the Tomorrow’s World website (“Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah': Pro-Satan Propoganda”). I won’t repeat much of what I said there, though I will add that if you are desperate to see Russell Crowe in a boat, “Master and Commander: The … Continue reading

Good insight (methinks) into this president’s current state of mind from Peggy Noonan

Camp season is over! Well, sort of over — there are always loose ends here and there to tie up, and my wife and I were already discussing plans for next year yesterday and this morning. But the intense part of the work is done, and life can get back to normal for a while. After … Continue reading

James Garner: “the union prevailed”

Yesterday I read the news that James Garner died this past Saturday, and I was saddened. Hence the Tweet: I am genuinely saddened. Jim Rockford, you'll be missed. "Movie, TV legend James Garner dies" http://t.co/L4XyF9ATn3 via @YahooNews — Wallace Smith (@wgsmith) July 21, 2014 I didn’t know him personally, to be sure. But I have … Continue reading

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