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BLOG 2/20/18. “LOST IN THE COSMOS’ … OR ARMED WITH HOPE?

BLOG 2/20/18. “LOST IN THE COSMOS” … OR, ARMED WITH HOPE?  The human quest for meaning is not a new one, but the current chaotic scene, that can easily breed hopelessness, has taken on new dimensions. The government no longer … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/16/18. “AND COULD YOU DO IT WITH TENDERNESS, HORACE?”

BLOG 2/16/18. “AND COULD YOU DO IT WITH TENDERNESS, HORACE?” In the mid-19th century there were two friends who were very devout and effective pastors in Scotland: Robert Murray McCheyne and Horatius Bonar. They would regularly get together on Monday … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/13/18. THE TRAVESTY OF MARDI GRAS

BLOG 2/13/18. THE TRAVESTY OF MARDI GRAS Unless one has lived in a city such as New Orleans (or Mobile, AL, or Rio de Janeiro) it is difficult to comprehend the total madness that consumes the city in the annual … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/9/18. “BE READY … REPROVE, REBUKE, AND EXHORT”

BLOG 2/9/18. “BE READY … REPROVE, REBUKE, AND EXHORT/TEACH …” There are a couple of most practical texts in the New Testament that don’t get much press: “… be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, … Continue reading

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BLOG 2/6/18. HONESTLY, ALL OF CHRIST’S PEOPLE ARE IMMIGRANTS

BLOG 2/6/18. HONESTLY, ALL OF CHRIST’S PEOPLE ARE IMMIGRANTS! There is so much political flap these days about what to do with the surge of immigrants and refugees, what with so much total insensitivity to the humanitarian needs and the … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/30/18. RESPONSE TO RELIGION: DISMISSIVE DIS-INTEREST

BLOG 1/30/18. RESPONSE TO RELIGION: DISMISSIVE DIS-INTEREST I have sometimes written that the dominant religion among the emerging generation is self-satisfied humanism. Maybe I need to revise that and designate it as dismissive disinterest. The fact stares one in the … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/23/18. OUR OBLIGATION TO OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS?

BLOG. 1/23/18. OUR OBLIGATION TO MUSLIM NEIGHBORS? LOVE AND HOSPITALITY. I am constrained, what with the remarks by some prominent national leaders (not to mention some ostensible Christians of prominence) making prejudiced and demeaning references to Muslim immigrants as well … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/16/18. THE KINGDOM OF GOD: LIFESTYLE AND LOVE … THEN WORDS

BLOG 1/16/18. KINGDOM OF GOD: LIFESTYLE AND LOVE, …  THEN WORDS The overwhelmingly dominant theme of the New Testament is that of the kingdom of God. That being so, there are more garbled interpretations of that theme than are imaginable. … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/12/18. “I AM NOT SOME OTHER REAL OR IMAGINED SAINT …”

BLOG 1/12/18. “I AM NOT SOME OTHER REAL OR IMAGINED SAINT …” Did you ever have some self-doubt about who you were, or what was your place in God’s design? I have. I was the little brother behind two very … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/9/18. THE ENIGMA (TO ME) OF CLERGY

BLOG 1/9/18. THE ENIGMA (TO ME) OF CLERGY Coming out of me, this may sound weird … but I have a lot of trouble with the whole notion of clergy, even though I have flown under this designation for over … Continue reading

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