Wallace G. Smith

Pastor for the Living Church of God ( and a presenter on the Tomorrow's World television program (
Wallace G. Smith has written 1050 posts for Thoughts En Route

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" via @YahooNews — Wallace Smith (@wgsmith) July 21, 2014 I didn’t know him personally, to be sure. But I have … Continue reading

Disagreeing with Oprah

Some may believe the title is blasphemous, but, wow, I really do disagree with Oprah. She talks with me frequently, though briefly, every few days, and I generally just sit and shake my head in disagreement. Still, she prattles on, as if my opinion means nothing. We meet at Starbucks. OK, we don’t really meet at … Continue reading

Memory, the Spirit in Man, and Hemispherectomies

The most recent article I submitted for the Tomorrow’s World magazine is about the brain, and researching the topic was a real pleasure. What an amazing creation! There is a reason that “mind/brain” posts show up on my personal blog from time to time–I find the topic utterly fascinating, and I always wish I had more … Continue reading

The Four Bacteria of the Apocalypse

Looks like the fourth horseman continues his ride. I was just reading my most recent copy of New Scientist (actually, may be one behind), and it has an interesting article about the growing crisis in antibiotics resistance. In particular, an inset report caught my attention with its catchy title: “Four Bacteria of the Apocalypse.” It … Continue reading

A little unplanned blogging sabbatical…

Howdy! Wow–it’s been just about a month since I posted last! The break was not intentional, but things have been pretty crazy around here, and I do have a day job. :) From the Ministerial Conference (which was “live tweeted” by LCG here, by the way!) after the Council of Elders meeting to the Creation Weekend … Continue reading

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