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BLOG 5/15/18. A CONVENIENTLY IGNORED TEACHING OF JESUS

BLOG 5/15/18. A CONVENIENTLY IGNORED TEACHING OF JESUS It is such an enormous blessing for those of us who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, that we have the documentation of his life and teachings by eyewitnesses, or by … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/11/18. MY ‘GADFLY’ JOURNALS

BLOG 5/11/18. MY ‘GADFLY’ JOURNALS I was surprised by the several comments I received about my recent blog on Frodo as a model of faithfulness. I agree, and I identify with him since I am also an unlikely bearer of … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/8/18. FRODO: A MODEL OF FAITHFULNESS

BLOG 5/8/18. FRODO: A MODEL OF FAITHFULNESS It might surprise my readers, but I find the diminutive and rustic hobbit, Frodo, in J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic Lord of the of the Rings, to be a model for me of … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/1/18. WHY ARE WE SO RELUCTANT TO BE HONEST IN CONFRONTING DEATH?

BLOG 5/1/18. WHY ARE WE SO RELUCTANT TO BE HONEST IN CONFRONTING DEATH? Let me see if I can do you a favor. Let me raise the issue and help us all to come to grips with the issue of … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/27/18. IT’S INTERESTING HOW JESUS DEFINES TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

BLOG 4/27/18: IT’S INTERESTING HOW JESUS DEFINES TRUE DISCIPLESHIP? What with all of the assertions about, and definitions of, those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, it is worth taking a step back and looking at how Jesus … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/24/18. HOW DOES ONE ENGAGE AGEING WITH HOPE?

BLOG 4/24/18. HOW DOES ONE ENGAGE AGEING WITH HOPE AND JOY? A couple of months ago, when I was spoke in this blog about my impending 90th birthday, I got back some interesting comments asking if it got any easier … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/20/18. PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS ARE FOR REAL

BLOG 4/20/18. PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS … ARE FOR REAL Reading Cory Booker’s (junior senator from New Jersey) fascinating recent book United is a graphic reminder that the Biblical teaching about the sinister and subtle and subverting presence of principalities and … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/17/18. “BY THIS TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS OF OTHERS”

BLOG 4/17/18. “BY THIS TIME YOU OUGHT TO BE TEACHERS OF OTHERS” OK, let’s get this on the table right up front: Christ’s followers are called to be contagious with the reality of God’s New Creation, which he came to … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/13/1. YOUR LIFE IRRELEVANT TO HISTORY? SAY WHAT?

BLOG 4/13/18. YOUR LIFE IRRELEVANT TO HISTORY? SAY WHAT? My last blog precipitated some response that requires a follow-up. I quoted a missions professor whose statement was: “If you can’t relate your life to Christ’s Great Commission, then your life … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/10/18. “IF YOU CAN’T RELATE YOUR LIFE TO THE GREAT COMMISSION …”

BLOG 4/10/18. “IF YOU CAN’T RELATE YOUR LIFE TO THE GREAT COMMISSION, THEN YOUR LIFE IS IRRELEVANT TO HISTORY” Doesn’t that sound like an outrageously extreme proposition? It’s worth chewing on. It comes, as I recall, in something similar to … Continue reading

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