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  • The banner at the sporting goods store read, "Now is the winter of our discount tents." Of course, that's not right. (I made it up.) It's not about tents. It's about discontent. I suspect that discontentment is a primary driving force for most people. We're not content with our lot in life,…
    February 22, 2012
  • From a fictional real character you may know ... "Hi. My name is Hollow Man. I am not gender-specific. You’ll find me in men and women alike. The specifics may vary, but the underlying characteristics will remain the same. Let me tell you about myself. Who knows? You may know me better than you think. My…
    February 15, 2012
  • There are still folks who use the word, "providence". No, I don't mean "the capital of Rhode Island". I almost never hear anyone refer to the capital of Rhode Island. No, I still hear people -- not too many, but some -- use the term in reference to Divine Providence. It is almost always used…
    February 8, 2012
  • The Reformation brought us, among other things, the "Five Solas": sola scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria. We know that Scripture alone is our authority in matters of faith and practice. We know that we are saved by grace alone (rather than any sort of merit)…
    February 1, 2012
  •   In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matt 5:16). We know this one, right? Let your good works shine as a light to others so they can glorify God. Nice. Good stuff. But ... what does it mean? I ask this…
    January 25, 2012
  • Theodicy is the defense of God in the face of evil. The top question of the skeptic (and even a lot of believers) is "If God is loving and omnipotent, then why is there evil?" The premise is that a loving God would never ordain suffering. My wise mother once told me, "Never use 'never'." She…
    January 18, 2012
  • Whenever Christians trot out the Scriptures that say things like "A man shall not lie with a man as with a woman", there is almost a collective response. "Oh, yeah? What about shellfish?" Okay, it may not be shellfish. It may be "What about the prohibition to cut your beard?" or "What…
    January 11, 2012
  • Come with me to an imaginary Tent Meeting. This Revival Gathering comes from from Hebrews 11, “the Halls of Faith”. Let's listen in to hear the testimonials and praise the Lord ... ********** “Welcome tonight to your Hall of Faith Revival Meeting,” the preacher says. “Tonight we…
    January 4, 2012
  • He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders of His love. “He rules the world with truth and grace.” Somehow, this seems an understatement. Abraham asked, “Will not the…
    December 28, 2011
  • No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found. “No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground.” “Here’s an impossible task,”…
    December 21, 2011
  • Joy to the world! The Savior reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. “Joy to the world! The Savior reigns.” In America, we have sprung from a stock that says, “We will…
    December 14, 2011
  • It's Christmas time. I'm going to do a Christmas carol. Well, actually, I'm going to take several weeks to cover a Christmas carol. I'm planning on taking four entries (four verses) to examine and expand Joy To The World. Let's see what we can learn from a classical Christmas hymn. Joy to the…
    December 7, 2011
  •   26 "You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes. 27 You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard. 28 You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the LORD" (Lev 19:26-28). This text…
    November 30, 2011
  • Behind the holiday is the famous "first Thanksgiving" put on by the Pilgrims in 1621. The Plymouth colonists and the local Indians shared a meal together. It wasn't until 1863 that the holiday became official. President Lincoln set aside the last Thursday in November as a national Day of Thanksgiving. Nationally,…
    November 23, 2011
  •   This will be necessarily provocative. I apologize in advance. I like to "get along", but to go against Scripture is not wise. So I'm going to lay this out as it is, admitting along with you that it's not "pleasant", and leave it in your hands to accept or deny. We live in a world…
    November 16, 2011

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