Category Archives: Christianity

Where Is Our Hope?

“Where is our hope?” is the title of a recent posting on Scot McKnight’s blog, Jesus Creed, and it sums up pretty accurately my own preferred attitude toward the coming November elections. I try to make informed decisions when I … Continue reading

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Skeptical Inquirer

“If only atheists were the skeptics they think they are.” This article presents an interesting challenge to nonbelievers and believers alike, I think. Based on some of the published thoughts of the great mathematician and thinker, Blaise Pascal, Edward Tingley … Continue reading

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Bible Places

In August of 1999 my family took an unforgettable trip to Israel with other members of our church to visit some of the many interesting archeological and historical sites in that country, the birthplace of the Christian faith. It was … Continue reading

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Reflections on Surgery and Holy Week

In all of my life I have never had to have an internal surgical procedure. That changed in late February. I guess I was overdue. I discovered that I needed to get a couple of hernias patched. These days this … Continue reading

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What’s Your Part? (A Sermon)

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or … Continue reading

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Persistent Prayer: Praying to Persist (A Sermon)

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a … Continue reading

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Christmas: It’s not over.

I never tire of reminding people that Christmas lasts twelve days and it takes all of Advent to prepare for it.  More each year I try to observe Advent in the old way, as a time of preparation for receiving … Continue reading

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I once took a trip to Disney World with my family and we stayed for a week. Much of it was fun, but after a few days in that world I began to have an uneasy feeling. Disney World is … Continue reading

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Charles Spurgeon: Praying in the Holy Spirit: Fervency

When I was looking around for a devotional topic for last week’s Prayer at Six meeting, I came across the evening devotional for that date (October 8th) in Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. The 20th verse of the book of … Continue reading

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The Worship Industry

I’m not a huge fan of Brian McLaren, but I really like what he has to say in the following video. The programmed worship experience does seem pretty hollow after awhile. And the attitude that we are consumers of the … Continue reading

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