Monthly Archives: March 2018

Be a Brother, my brother

There are many ways that cultures identify connectedness, but few analogies are more universal or personal than speaking of family. The singular reference that joins as family, while avoiding added implications of authority, is that of calling a person a … Continue reading

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Intentional Out-Thinking

In a world and body dominated by self, it is an oddity to think of others. Selfishness is the pampered pet of every person. To be Christian is to think of others more highly than ourselves, and that ain’t natural! … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (3 of 3)

The boy and his best friend could track everything, but one wily coon always seemed to stay one trick ahead. An old-timer suggested he try the Shiny Trick. Along a known racoon trail, the boy drilled a hole in a … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (2 of 3)

The gnarly old salt rowed his boat up onto the deserted island, grabbed the bow rope and anchor stick, found a favorable spot, tapped the stick home, and tied his boat up with plans to explore the shoreline. As soon … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (1 of 3)

Many unskilled boaters who drop an anchor for a night, expecting to be gently rocked to sleep, have suddenly found themselves dashed against shoreline rocks in the wee hours of dawn. Do you know how to properly set an anchor? … Continue reading

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Knowing with Certainty

Conviction is a drug of choice. We all want to possess absolute knowledge–to be like God–to be our own god. That is the mind-altering addiction we all suffer under since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden. Within Christianity, … Continue reading

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Truth Transcends

Truth cannot be reasoned. [A previous series on this blog presented the concept of Truth, but this article will consider the philosophical problem.] Philosophy is only as good as the validity of thought. Incorrect thinking leads to poor observations. To … Continue reading

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In Defense of Teachers

Teachers are under attack. The war has engulfed all nations, bringing schools, universities, families, and all forms of training to their knees. As the old rock song shouted: “Teachers, leave those kids alone!” To be a teacher in this world, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Culmination (6 of 6)

In a culture driven by video games, the surreal has often become the preferred reality. Living in an artificial world of fantasy—that can be restarted, resurrected, and replayed without end, and with minimal discomfort—appeals to many over dealing with human-interacted … Continue reading

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Mapping the Church Commission: Measuring (5 of 6)

Maps are only useful if one knows how to use them. Understanding the scale, and how to measure distances, becomes essential to accurate navigation. Getting lost is no picnic. To get where one wants to go, a traveler needs to … Continue reading

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