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The Gideon Complex

Sickness and disease are most often acquired as a social condition, rather than by isolated infection. Much like sin, contagions are typically transferred from those around us; and, in spite of our cautions, are most often passed on to those … 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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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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To Be or Not Be Christian

That is the question. To be Christian is a declaration of the Spirit of God, not a claim established by you or me. It has taken over two years, at our family-pace, to study through the concepts presented in the … Continue reading

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Claim Blame

Do you claim Christ? As we draw down on the closing chapters of the book Claiming Christ, we fall upon a recounting of several dozen references about what God thinks about those who make dramatic claims of faith but lack … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking Ain’t Believ’n

All you gotta do is Believe! This week I heard a pastor give the encouragement to church attendees that as long as you just believe that you have assurance, then you will be saved. Later that day, while engaging with … Continue reading

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What Flavors of Snake Oil Have You Tasted?

It seems like everybody has an answer for what ails. A cursory glance at the news  reveals a shocking variety of modern snake oils. In parts of Africa, widows are taught that they need and must pay for sex-cleansing by … Continue reading

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Bible Thumping Motives

The most popular book in human history continues to spawn many different styles of approach. Classic groupings in how Christians attempt to apply biblical instruction to their lives are often labeled as Conservative or Liberal. Further distinctions are often made … Continue reading

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The Example of a Listening God

How well are you able to listen to people who have views strongly different from your own? Recently, while reading a Time Magazine political article, I happened upon a study about being able to consider points of view that are … Continue reading

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Dissecting Faith

One of the few memories I have of 9th Grade Biology class involved exploratory surgery of dead frogs and amazing acrobatics that the legs can do when nerves are stimulated by electrodes. Not everyone in the class was impressed, but … Continue reading

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