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The 413 Report boldly addresses issues that plague our families and our nation, proclaiming truth to a world desperate for what it cannot comprehend.

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The Message…not the Messenger

Preach the Gospel. Die forgotten. I don’t think Zinzendorf could’ve said it any better.  It’s the Message…not the messenger. The Biblical Messenger A non-believing friend of mine was reading through the Bible, go figure. He came to me astounded at the nature of...

The Suicide of Reason in a Transgender Teen

Eric Verbeeck, 17, took his own life this week. Tragic. Unfortunately explainable, understandable even, able to be accounted for. And just as tragic, soon to be forgotten by all but those who knew and loved him most. The news report is telling, Orwellian in its...

Affliction in a Godless Army: An Army of Junkies

Our godless Army is an addicted army. The ever-present demon of chemical addiction exacerbates the plight of soldiers. Alcohol and drug abuse scars the souls of these young men and women. With ease, I envision one of my young soldiers in his barracks room all weekend,...

Affliction in a Godless Army: The Sins of Generals

One only needs to serve for a short period of time before becoming intensely aware that our Army is an afflicted army. You may disagree with me concerning the source and that’s okay, but one may not deny the affliction minus some extreme intellectual dishonesty....

Death to the White Empowerment Gospel

God slew His people, Israel, for a similar bastardization. Israel worshipped Yahweh, God, but they likewise adopted the worship of the false gods Baal, Asherah, and others, blending them into a grotesque abomination. They employed temple prostitutes and instituted...

Maybe It’s Time to Abolish the 2nd Amendment

Another week, another shooting. Did you even notice? How long will the thoughts and prayers last? How long till the cries for gun control legislation and the equally strident reaction against gun control legislation subside? What sickens me the most is the dullness,...

Podcast – Devotional with Dad – Episode 2

Podcast Devotional with Dad - Episode 2 Welcome to our first podcast.  This is a project me and my son Jaymes are doing.  We will be a recording 30 days of Devotionals from THE ACTION BIBLE.  If you haven't seen it before, this kid's Bible is really cool. It is...

I am a Veteran, I am Complicit in our National Debt

I’m going to out myself. I am 44 years old. I take no prescription drugs. My blood pressure and labs are all normal though my bp inches toward the upper end of the normal spectrum every year. I train four to five days a week—I’m an avid weightlifter and hater of all...

Brave Rifles: The Danger of a Godless Army

The Army’s in trouble, as is our nation. As godlessness pervades, it consumes our Armed Forces with catastrophic consequences. A Surface Morality I’m not so naïve to think that there was ever a time whereby most soldiers confessed Christianity. Soldiers have always...

Brave Rifles: The Problem of a Godless Army

I love God. I love the Army. The collusion of these two drove me to write Brave Rifles. But something is wrong... A View from the Front In 2013, the Army sent me to my first ever divisional assignment and to say that it opened my eyes was a mild euphemism. I cherished...

Lauer, Cosby, Clinton—a Proper Response

  Hardly a week passes that someone’s champion doesn’t fall. Hardly a week goes by that a well-known man won’t keep his hands to himself, his zipper firmly secured in the up position. The higher profile the better. The more firmly entrenched in a definitive...

The Giver, not the Gift

It’s the Giver, not so much the gift. From the pages of Scripture, God calls us to, “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) What is God’s will for your...

Fathers—The High Priests of Athletica

I witnessed a father in full performance of his priestly duties. His son, maybe 8, was engaged on the wrestling mat in a bitter struggle coming down to the wire. He battled valiantly; his opponent refused to yield. Locked at the horns—manō y manō—the clock...

Rape—What We Ought to Know

I am led to follow up my last article concerning the folly of teaching our young men to fight our young women, how this contributes to how men perceive women, their lack of regard for them, finding ultimate expression in the form of rape and sexual assault. I received...

Wartime Reflections: Until Valhalla Falls

I like the idea of Valhalla as much as anyone. I’ll rest in the great hall of Odin, the Norse god of death, where the roof is made of shields, supported by rafters of spears. On seats crafted from breastplates, I’ll revel in the company of men of old, men of renown,...

Wartime Reflections: Plenty of Atheists in Foxholes

In recent years, I’ve felt like I’m living in the Matrix. Soldiers look about the same as they’ve always looked. They do about the same things. Higher even generates grandiose displays of virtue, pageantries of righteousness. We have unity walks, entire months...

Wartime Reflections: Then and Now on a C-130

I’ll call it. I took my last C-130 flight in combat last night. They were moving men and equipment around the battlefield and I needed a ride. A handful of gruff operator-looking dudes—they weren’t—floor-loaded a handful of pelican cases. A few other cats and dogs...

No Father, No Rest—of the Fatherless

“Not one has a father,” Ami commented as we watched our sons bounce. My oldest had stopped by bringing his girlfriend’s young son. He quickly rounded up my other sons and they made a bee-line for the trampoline in the backyard. Within a few seconds, all were immersed...

Loving a Foster Mama

The first thing I noticed about my wife was how she looked. I was over by the bar, putting out the vibe…and there she was, stunning in her cut-off denim shorts, bobbing to the house music. Helpless, I moved in. Just over two decades later and my wife is definitely not...

The Joke of Modern American Missions—too harsh?

Mission trip season is upon us. The American church presently dispatches tens of thousands of church attenders around the globe to build homes, clean up garbage, hand out water bottles, maybe play with some little black kids, and possibly tell a few folks about Jesus....

Gentlemen, Millennials are Our Fault

Millennials don’t make much sense to me, especially millennial men. Many men of my generation perceive younger men as,      - entitled snowflakes demanding a raise after six months of showing up on time or,      - limp-wristed girly-men who can’t change a tire, even...

The Power of a Godly Father

We’ve been duped and distracted. This is all a ruse, ancillary and sensational window-dressing. Our culture wars on gender, abortion, the militant LGBT lobby, drag-queen children, Christian bakers, free speech (religious and otherwise), gun control—mere skirmishes to...

‘Transgender Service’ is an Oxymoron

As a service-member, citizens of our great nation will frequently thank me for my service. Even out of uniform, I am apparently recognizable as a soldier and I am intensely thankful for the regard our nation has for those in uniform. When they approach me at the...

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Scheduled for 2017 – The 413 Project will launch a podcast to discuss the issues that are plaguing our families and youth, and provide practical advice for how you can become involved. It is up to us to change the system to make a difference and to answer the call.

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