Category Archives: Christian Living

Refined By Fire

Uncontrolled heat consumes everything in its flame. That is the fate of all material in this universe. However, when controlled, fire can purify certain elements. It can separate incompatible materials and allow what is of great value to be set … Continue reading

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Church Membership Fulfills Prophecy

Club membership has its benefits. That is the point, of course, to provide members with attractive value-add features and opportunities that outsiders don’t receive. If your “in”, then you are in the good stuff; if your “out”, then you are … Continue reading

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Straw-Man Tactics

One of the talents of a trained debater—be it a politician, public relations person, or a preacher—is to establish identifiable targets to knock down. Hidden and moving targets are difficult to confront. A stationary target, and especially one we ourselves … Continue reading

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Ok, but Why?

Perhaps the most challenging student of all is that 5 year old, who when given an answer, responds with the same original question, “But, why?” To each layered answer comes the same dig for something deeper and more satisfying, “Ok, … Continue reading

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Why? I just need to know why!

From age to age, the most asked question by every person from every culture throughout history has been, “why?”. Philosophers, scientists, politicians, parents, news-watchers and star-gazers, and all those who struggle at times, want to know why. Why did this … 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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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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