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Coming Like a Thief

In Revelation 16:8-15 the plagues continue against the Evil Empire. The fourth plague was the sun scorching people and causing them “to curse the name of God who had control over these plagues.” Despite correctly identifying the source of their … Continue reading

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Sharing the Faith

Jesus told us “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). But he … Continue reading

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What Changes

Phariseeism is quite old; it is the default setting for the human race.  We love to disparage those who don’t agree with us. One common format for this old Phariseeism: “you can’t possibly be a Christian if you believe that” … Continue reading

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The Great Revolt

I believe Revelation 13:1-10 is set during the time of the Jewish Revolt, between 66 and 70 AD, which ended with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and more significantly, according to the ancient historian Josephus, the death of … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day when Jesus came to Jerusalem so he could die.  The disciples thought he was coming to set himself up on the throne of David as king.  They imagined that the kingdom of God was like … Continue reading

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Choice

We cannot control the behavior of other people.  One of the things we briefly touched in last week’s A Mirror Darkly webcast was the question of free will and how that relates to God’s omniscience. In the movie Bruce Almighty, … Continue reading

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Literally?

We do not usually interpret the Bible literally. Anymore than we interpret much of anything we encounter in print literally. Consider Psalm 91:1-4 as an example: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know

Toward the end of Paul’s famous chapter on love in 1 Corinthians 13, he comments that: “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge?

The author of Ecclesiastes writes: I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and … Continue reading

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Website Updates

One of the things that took an enormous amount of time and energy was the moving of the www.theology.edu domain to a new hosting service. As if that weren’t enough, I also decided to get new domain names for our … Continue reading

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