Category Archives: Christian Life

Thoughts on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. has been and continues to be a polarizing figure in American history. Some praise him and others despise him. He is viewed by some as a civil rights hero, by others as a communist sympathizer and … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

June 2015 was declared to be “national LGBT pride month” by no less than the president of the United States.  Large parts of the nation celebrated including the retail giant Target, Inc. Target launched a rainbow version of their logo, … Continue reading

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Ham on Nye

The question: Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era? I along with several million other people watched with great interest the debate on this question between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on February 4, 2014. … Continue reading

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Lemuel Haynes

I am enjoying exploring the life and works of Lemuel Haynes, an important but neglected figure in American history. He was a patriot, a preacher, and a poet. His accomplishments are all the more remarkable because he was the half-black … Continue reading

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Chapel follow-up

After my chapel sermon on February 22, several people have asked follow-up questions. The following comments may help to answer some of these questions. Someone asked about following your parents’ lifestyle and personal preferences. In the case of the Rechabites … Continue reading

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Twilight of Discernment

Twilight is a series of vampire fantasy romance novels. They have become wildly popular among teenage girls and middle-age women and have an almost cult-like following. Vampire romance might sound like an oxymoron, but historically many vampire movies have a … Continue reading

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More “Inside the Box”

Here is another “thinking inside the box” puzzle, this one from Jeff Rush through Elliot. You have 12 golf balls. 11 are identical. The 12th is outwardly identical but weighs a slightly different amount. Your task is to identify the … Continue reading

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Turning grace into sensuality

Jude said it. Jude who thought his brother Jesus was out of his mind, but apparently had a change of mind and heart after His death and resurrection. Jude wanted to talk about the gospel, “our common salvation” (v. 3). … Continue reading

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Thinking Inside the Box

Here’s an old riddle I heard at a party recently: “A family of four needs to cross a bridge. Only one or two can cross at a time. They must share one flashlight which must be brought back after each … Continue reading

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