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Angered to Tears

Many young adults who once frequented church have now lost trust in the God Who redeems.  They no longer believe the Easter story, Christ’s Resurrection. They have found the logic of the modern skeptic more reasonable sounding even after years … Continue reading

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Envisioning The Eternal

Eternity in the biblical world was the idea of “duration.” Scholarship tells us that in the Old Testament there are ten different terms marking duration.⁠1   Some concepts are admittedly difficult to discuss intelligently.  Discussing Eternity, we are like someone … Continue reading

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Forever and ever

A recent conversation with a friend who conducts a weekly bible study gave me an idea for my blog: I can take an aspect of his weekly curriculum and present it here.  Next week’s study will be about “eternity” which … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Happiness

There are many pictures of [Heaven] which imaginative church leadership might describe in sermon and song—some of these are even supported by scripture. …streets of gold [Revelation 21:21], mansions [John 14:1], a palatial and lavish table spread as a marriage … Continue reading

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The Cornerstone of Our Hope

We should always have our thoughts tuned to heavenly things [Colossians 3:2]: …most of all meeting Jesus. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare … Continue reading

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True Comfort

I began reading Isaiah 40 devotionally looking through the Hebrew text and found it too rich with meaning to slice off more than 8 verses before stopping to record this meditation.  Scholarship remarks: So far as the language is concerned, … Continue reading

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Blackface & Identity Politics

It is interesting to observe the struggles a society put itself through when it fails to recognize and take to heart the wisdom of Scripture. The news cycles for the last week or so have been monopolized by concerns about … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Consider the potential impact for peace of a religion whose founder promoted a wide-spread and unconditional forgiveness at the moment of his death—a tortured and undeserved death. Consider the testimony of one of the followers of this religious thought whose … Continue reading

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Forgiveness v. Atheism

Atheism maintains that all religion is debunked by the sheer fact that it lives outside any scientific measurement of authenticity. If we are to credit religion with anything, atheism says, it has to be the many wars, the hate, and … Continue reading

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Proving God Exists

Science The cornerstone of science is that true results are repeatable. But a little chaos intervenes at times to suggest we are not the guardians of 100% of the facts, whenever the same experiment offers slightly varied results. Still approaching … Continue reading

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