Larry Walker

Larry Walker is a United Church of God pastor serving congregations in Bend and Medford, Oregon and is a 1966 graduate of Ambassador College. He and his wife Karen have four children and eight grandchildren. They live on a peaceful and scenic wooded acre in the country near La Pine, Oregon, where they experience the beauty of God’s creation and walking on trails through the woods at a nearby state park. They are avid readers and enjoy many types of music.

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by Larry Walker

Facebook officials have announced that it is expanding its gender description options to 50 different choices after consulting with a group of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations.

This represents a major new development in the ongoing controversy regarding the cultural ramifications of what in the past was considered deviant sexuality. But it is only a beginnng. It will likely cause a ripple effect into many other areas of life—job applications, loan papers, sports, legislation, court cases to name a few.

Posted February 24, 2014 -
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Bend, Oregon residents are in shock over the suicide of a young Bend High School student, who shot himself to death in a modular classroom with other students present on February 7. Those students who witnessed the shooting have been traumatized to a life-changing degree and will likely never be able to erase the image of this tragic event from their minds. Professional counseling has already begun to help them recover emotionally and move forward in their young lives.

Posted February 8, 2014 -
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The recent murders of 20 young school children in Newtown, CT has cast a pall of grief over this small community and sent shock waves throughout the nation and around the world at a time when much of the Christian world is preparing to celebrate Christ's birth.

Posted December 23, 2012 -
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Amid the heartbreak and sorrow over the tragic loss of life of 20 beautiful children and six school officials at the Sandy Hook Elementary, has emerged details of selfless acts of heroism on the part of school officials and teachers who gave their lives by standing in harm's way to protect their young 6 and 7 year old students.

Posted December 21, 2012 -
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One of the questions that Christians struggle with and are often unable to answer is why God allows horrible tragedies such as the recent murderous shootings in Newtown, Connecticut? How do we as Christians process this? How do we square this with a loving God? Why would He allow this to happen? Why didn’t He prevent it? Can we blame God for all of the many problems in this troubled world?

Posted December 17, 2012 -
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Once again the nation has been shocked, stunned and saddened by a senseless act of mass murder of innocent victims—20 of them young children, leaving parents and loved ones devastated and grief-stricken. Their lives are forever shattered as they face life without their beloved babies with whom they will never have a chance to share the joys of childhood. They won't get to see them develop into happy, successful adults with families of their own.

Posted December 17, 2012 -
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Having just returned from a three week vacation, I was out of touch with world events. As I was musing on what to write about, it soon became obvious what is currently a hot button topic—at least in the United States.

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Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States was set aside as a day of thanksgiving to God for all of the blessings of the new land experienced by the pilgrims who settled here. Unfortunately, to many, Thanksgiving is merely a day of turkey dinner and football. Many even refer to the day as "Turkey Day."

The main difference between the original purpose of this day and what it means to many today is whether or not God is recognized as the source of our blessings and the focal point of the day.

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English theoretical physicist and cosmologist and noted author Stephen Hawking has made many negative comments about life after death. His most recent statement came in a May 15 Manchester Guardian interview in which Hawking remarked, "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark,"

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No Saviors Among U.S. Presidential Candidates
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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
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Finding Security in an Unstable World - Study the Bible
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U.S. Debt Dilemma - How Will It End?
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How the Global War on Terror Will Be Won
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Can Iodine Pills Protect You from Radiation Exposure?
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