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More Blessed than Mary the Mother of Jesus

The disciples of Jesus were reprimanded for discussing who among them would be the greatest in the Lord’s Kingdom. However, Jesus himself taught about those whom God calls the greatest, and it may not be what you’d expect. The Bible … Continue reading

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Work: The Blessed Curse

In many respects, work is a necessary evil. It demands participation by nearly every person throughout history, permanently deforms many backs and hands, distorts relationships and divides families, returns less monetary value than the blood and sweat equity most pour … Continue reading

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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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Grand Omniscience vs Mutant Determinant

It sounds like a war of artificial intelligence: A.I. meets pre-programmed rebel-Robot. Rather it is the dark discussion about defining what it means for God to be All-Knowing. In all seriousness, this doctrine has spawned many, very real, human wars. … Continue reading

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Question: Systematic Theology

Students dare not question the logic of logic—it is considered illogical and deserving of rebuke. Philosophically, there is no greater foundation commonly accepted than that which can be reasoned. The rationalizations from the human mind are considered the bedrock of … 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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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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