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Even Bad People Matter

There are those who seem to get bent out of shape by the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” This is odd, because the phrase has arisen due to Black people facing a crisis of racism. The response by some, “All lives … Continue reading

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Our Opinions are Not God’s Opinions

Jesus spends a surprising amount of his time being annoyed. He regularly seems to be rolling his eyes and biting his tongue, along the line of my reactions to one of my adult daughters. Admittedly, she has struggles, legitimate struggles. … Continue reading

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Saying the Unsayable

Do you have freedom of speech? Do you have freedom of the press? Of course you do. In the United States you can say, write or print anything you want. No one from the government is going to show up … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

“Do to others as you’d have them do to you” Jesus is recorded as saying in Matthew 7:12. He then says that that phrase sums up the Bible. The rest of the Bible exists to illustrate and explain that, in … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers

Psalm 23 tells us:  Even though I walk through the darkest valley,  I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4) This is a description of life.  We live … Continue reading

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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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