Pastor Don Wolan

Pastor Donald Wolan
Downriver Christian Community Church
Melvindale, Michigan

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Nutty Professor!

College Life! It used to be when students went off to college they were being prepared for a career, a calling, and a contribution to society for its betterment. Parents worked long, hard hours and extra jobs while saving every penny in order to give their children a chance a making something better out of their lives. Few children had the resources available to them years ago to complete four to eight years of education. Most students went into the work force or the military since college was a pipe dream they would never experience. However, if a student had the resources to attend college, most universities prided themselves in giving the student the best education possible. Education was the ticket out of mediocrity and would open exciting new doors of opportunity and advancement toward the American dream. Professors prided themselves on adherence to strict academic standards and discipline all the while cognoscente of the responsibility entrusted to them by parents. But something drastic began to happen on college campuses and in classrooms over the course of the last 100 years. It began slowly, but built up steam like a runaway locomotive, wrecking everything and anything in it destructive path.

Professors began to see themselves not only as dispensers of vocational knowledge and direction, but also as evangelists of various and revolutionary political ideas that they believed would transform the world into a unimaginable utopia. Since these professors saw themselves as elitists who understood the world much better than the "average Joe," they set out to create a world fashioned in their own images. Over the years, these professors gained incredible influence not only on college campuses, but also their acidic and unrelenting influence spread like a cancer through the political, educational, and cultural landscapes. Instead of strengthening and supporting the ethics and values that most parents, churches, and societies taught dogmatically to their children, professors criticized, undermined, and ridiculed traditional values and beliefs and introduced foreign ideas that found young minds eager to listen but slow to think! A close inspection of almost any college environment and curriculum today would prove to any honest inquirer that political indoctrination, not education, is the order of the day!  

Recently, on the first day of the school year, a professor at Michigan State University was videotaped in his classroom by a student recording the lecture for further study. When the professor launched  into a political diatribe, every word was captured by the marvels of modern science and placed onto YouTube for all to watch. His lack of tolerance and respect for other political views illustrate the hypocrisy common among academic types who espouse tolerance and respect only for their particular viewpoint. The amazing thing about this professor's rant was the fact that he teaches a creative writing class and not a political science class. New students arriving for their first day of class, expecting syllabuses and information about what the classroom material and course entails, were treated instead to a "nutty professor" routine that made the Jerry Lewis character seem normal, hip, and non-threatening in comparison. Watch the following video for what passes for education in many college classrooms throughout the country today.

The education of children is an aspect of life that has long been recognized by secularists and elitists as a key element in the creation of a particular kind of society. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, "The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will become the philosophy of  government in the next." Unfortunately, the society many have in mind is devoid of Christ, His holy law, or any type of influence by Christians. Having successfully neutralized and marginalized Christians in education, the modern day education establishment has built its secular tower of Babel and defend it with a zealous righteousness that would put most Christians to shame. As Christians engage in a cultural and religious battle royal, we must continue to push back against this Philistine onslaught and retake the strongholds of the culture back from the enemy. There is no neutrality in education - a religious viewpoint will always be presented, whether openly or covertly, with the seeds of its destructive power planted ready to be watered and nourished by others with similar viewpoints. May we continue to raise up a generation prepared to recognize and challenge these "nutty professors" no matter where we may encounter them or the threats we may face. Like Shammah who stood alone bravely in a lentil field against a hoard of Philistines, may we stand strong, defiant, and assured that God will fight for us, even against nutty professors!

Stay Holy, My Friends!

Pastor Don

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Weapons of Mass Destruction!

As we enter into the fall season, I'm glad to be returning to writing my weekly blogs. I have been unable to get to my blogs because of my very hectic summer schedule, but world events and their consequences or opportunities for the church have inspired me to get back at it.

Recently, President Obama has been ratcheting up the international heat on President Assad of Syria because chemical weapons have been used in the battle with "freedom" fighters trying to overthrow the Syrian government. This "civil" war is being fought by "Muslims" against "Muslims" and has been raging for the last few years. It seems that the religion of peace has turned hatred on other sects under the Muslim umbrella and has decided to give up killing Christians and others for a while to concentrate on killing each other. Experts guesstimate that 100,000 - 150,000 people have been killed in this "civil" war with atrocities having been committed by both sides, depending upon who you ask. With the U.S. public concerning itself with more "important" matters such as the Miley Cyrus MTV Music Video Awards performance or the Associated Press most recent college football poll, is it any wonder that the average man on the street has no idea what the Syrian "civil" war is really all about. It is true that chemical weapons were used in the battle between Assad and the "revolutionaries," but what is not as clear is who used them. Conflicting reports should cause all to carefully consider all the evidence before rushing to judgment and possibly war. If Benghazi, Egypt, and the recent NSA revelations don't cause all Americans to be cautious with the information being told to us, then we truly are sheep being led to the slaughter.

When accusations of using "weapons of mass destruction" and pictures of women and children laying dead side by side are thrown into the public trough for consumption, the average American's sense of "justice" becomes enraged and demands that "something" be done. Denouncements are shouted from the rooftops and in front of every camera hoping to jolt the sensibilities of the American populace. Many politicians on both sides of the aisle are only too happy to use these pictures and situations to advance their party's platform, to strive for some ideological goal, or to pad their wallet with "contributions" from defense contractors. Nothing like a little "weapons of mass destruction" rhetoric being tossed about to get everyone's dander up and get them on board for some type of military retaliation.


Recently, it has been proved beyond any reasonable doubt - to me anyway - that weapons of mass destruction are being used in Syria. They were discovered by the "revolutionaries" and quickly videotaped for the world to see and gasp at. These weapons were of the most dangerous kind ever unearthed and could have led to millions of people losing their lives. Although the U.S. "state media" never reported on this incredible find, the various "Muslim revolutionaries" not only reported it but broadcast its discover all over the Muslim World! It was shocking to see the quality and quantity of these dangerous weapons as they lay exposed for the video cameras. We were very lucky they were discovered before they could be used against an unsuspecting "Muslim" group of people. The "revolutionaries" understand the "danger" of these weapons to themselves, to their cause, and to others' lives. Watch the following video to witness this horrifying discovery and the dangerous destructive impact these weapons of mass destruction could have rendered on an entire nation, region, or world!

These "revolutionaries" understand the far reaching consequences of these weapons being unleashed on their followers or in their nations and the importance of getting rid of them as soon as possible. The Word of God is "alive and active, sharper than any two-edge sword" and "for though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does, the weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world - on the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God." These weapons that were discovered are in truth the most dangerous weapons that could be unleashed upon mankind with a destructive force unparalleled by any force in the universe. The splitting of the atom pales in comparison with the ability of the Word of God to split a human heart and destroy a life set on defiance of the one true God. These terrorists correctly recognize the threat these weapons possess if they fall into their "adversaries" hands and the long-term consequences of them being used. May God continue to raise up a "real terrorist" resistance in these Muslim countries armed with the Word of God, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and a determination to use the weapons that only God can provide no matter what objections the world or Muslims may offer.

Stay Holy, My Friends!

Pastor Don