Randy Stiver

Randy Stiver is pastor of the United Church of God congregations in North Canton and Youngstown, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Wheeling, West Virginia.

 
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chess pieces
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man's nose and mouth
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cowboy with horses
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two men shaking hands
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stethoscope
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bible and notepad with title
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by Randy Stiver

Have humans evolved far enough to no longer need face-to-face meetings to conduct business, negotiate peace treaties or spiritually fellowship?

Answer: Humans have not evolved, we were created! And research shows that we were created to communicate with each other at reasonably close quarters.

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Posted August 22, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

Actor and comedian Robin Williams died this week of apparent suicide. He battled drug addiction most of his life, but for 20 years of his professional life he stayed clean. Not surprisingly, his Academy awards nominations came from his work during those two decades.

He was a funny man—although, like most modern comedians, sometimes he mocked things that ought not be ridiculed, like marriage, family, honor and God. Yet when his humor was clean, he was a master of comic timing and exaggeration, producing stress-reducing laughter for many people in many nations.

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Posted August 14, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

Because you’re reading this you know about the end time prophecies to be fulfilled in the years ahead of us. You know what’s coming—the truly bad news that “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…” (Romans:1:18). You know that society as we know it will self-destruct in a world war described as the Great Tribulation. Bad news aplenty!

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Posted August 6, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
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The title of a Country song from the 1970’s comes to mind, “Makin’ the Best of a Bad Situation.”

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Posted August 1, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

There are real people in the Bible! They lived in, travelled to, fought and fell in love in real places!

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Posted June 12, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

O, the agony of living in a conceptually, if not literally, illiterate age! We so often miss the beauty of language well said or well written because we skim only the wiki.

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Posted February 24, 2014 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

Welcome to Vertical Thought's new home! Because we’ve changed, you have the opportunity to learn lots more about vertical thinking.

If you're one of our loyal, regular readers for the print edition of VT , we’re especially eager to show you around the website. If you’ve already visited VerticalThought.org, we're very happy to announce that VT' s Christian youth and young adult Web content will dramatically increase in frequency and volume!

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Posted January 9, 2013 - Vertical Thought Blog
by Randy Stiver

If you saw the movie “Lincoln” you may have been impressed by the portrayal of one of America’s best presidents during one of her worst times—the Civil War between the states. What you didn’t see about Abraham Lincoln was his love for the Bible.

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by Randy Stiver

Late at night on May 1 st the news broke of Osama Bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals. A team of Seals dropped out of the night sky in Pakistan and into the fortress compound that was the hideout of the al-Qaeda terrorist leader. They lifted off in just over a half hour, transporting his dead body after an apparently brief firefight, leaving few other casualties. Reports are that bin Laden was buried at sea to prevent shrines or memorials from being erected at his grave site.

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