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BLOG 5.24.19. CONFESSING OUR SINS IS TO COME OUT OF HIDING

BLOG 5.24.19. CONFESSING OUR SINS IS TO COME OUT OF HIDING Confession of sins is one of the more difficult of Christian disciplines, and at the same time one of the more necessary disciplines. It is more than a tip … Continue reading

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BLOG 5.21.19. “JESUS, BY WHOM AND FOR WHOM ALL THINGS EXIST.”

BLOG 5.21.19. “JESUS, BY WHOM AND FOR WHOM ALL THINGS EXIST” The New Testament is unequivocal and repetitive: that this whole creation exists by and for Jesus Christ. Everything before Jesus’ reconciling work on the cross points toward him, … … Continue reading

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BLOG 5.16.19. “REJOICE ALWAYS, … GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES”

BLOG 5.16.19. “REJOICE ALWAYS, …GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES” I’ll admit to being a ‘news junkie,’… that I probably spend too much time surfing news sources, all of which easily leads me into moods of pessimism and despair, what with … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/14/19.

BLOG 5.14.19. WHY DO I THINK WHAT I THINK?  OR DO WHAT I DO? Occasionally, it is profitable to stop and take stock of our lives, … to ask the ultimate questions—which might well be a frightening experience for some … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/9/19. MOTHER’S DAY IN A DIFFERENT CULTURE

BLOG 4/9/19. MOTHER’S DAY IN A DIFFERENT CULTURE Next Sunday is Mother’s Day, which honors those who gave us birth, and, ostensibly nurtured us into some degree of maturity. Then, last Sunday at or church, a young couple brought their … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/7/19. HOW DO YOU DISCERN A CHURCH’S AUTHENTICITY?

BLOG. 4/7/19. HOW DO YOU DISCERN A CHURCH’S AUTHENTICITY? In our culture, in our government, and, yes, in our churches, we are living in, what is called, a cultural diastrophism—a diastrophism being one of those periods when the subterranean tectonic … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/2/19. POLITICS IN A DIFFERENT DIMENSIION

BLOG 5/2/19. POLITICS AND CHRISTIAN FAITH IN A DIFFERENT DIMENSION For the next eighteen months, it is going to be impossible to avoid having to confront the political process as we approach a presidential election, … and we shouldn’t try … Continue reading

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BLOG 4.30.19. THE CHURCH’S TWO FORMS: GATHERED AND SCATTERED

BLOG 4.30.19. THE CHURCH’S TWO FORMS: GATHERED AND SCATTERED Did you ever stop to contemplate the reality that the church is just as much the church on Thursday afternoon when it is scattered as it is on Sunday morning when … Continue reading

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BLOG 4.26.19. THE CHURCH: THE RECREATION OF THE HUMAN COMMUNITY

BLOG 4.26.19. THE CHURCH: THE RECREATION OF THE HUMAN COMMUNITY One of the first tragic results of humankind’s rebellion agaist the Creator-God was that they immediately knew they were naked and so made aprons of leaves with which to hides … Continue reading

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BLOG 4.23.19. EVERY BELIEVER’S MANDATE IS TO BE A DISCIPLEMAKER

BLOG 4.23.19. EVERY BELIEVER’S MANDATE IS TO BE A DISCIPLE-MAKER Jesus’ final mandate, or commission was the goal was to declare God’s new creation to every corner of the human community, and that they were to be the agents of … Continue reading

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