Tag Archives: God

It is God’s Will – or is it?

The baby dies way before its time, and the well-meaning friend comes forward with drawn face and resolutely pronounces, “Well, apparently it was God’s will.” It seems that many have come to the belief that if something occurs, whether good … Continue reading

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Direction Of Pleasure – a commentary on worship and entertainment

It’s all about finding that sweet spot. Each of us is different, but we all look for those things, experiences, and relationships that please us. Life worth living can often be measured in terms of how we feel and how … Continue reading

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Deceived by the Scientific Method

One of the greatest treasures of life is found in the thrill of discovery. Regardless as to what one believes of the origins of life, everyone recognizes that humans live in an amazing petri dish. At the macro level, we … Continue reading

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Unreal Truth: Why So Few Really Get It

If fiction means not real, then what does non-fiction mean: not not real? Why call it by what it is not? It would make more sense if it the opposite of not real was real, but that is not how … Continue reading

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Birth Place of Integrity

By definition, integrity is adherence to moral and ethical principles. It also conveys a sense of wholeness; a wrapping of the entire package of human character into a representation of personal conviction. Integrity is more than just another character trait; … Continue reading

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Top Dog: The Assumption of Superiority

It is a curious reality of dedicated sports fans that, in spite of their cherished teams record, they are number one. Perhaps it a universal trait of human desire that we all want to claim superior status over others. We … Continue reading

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Greater Than The Gospel

The gospel of Jesus is the good news of forgiveness, redemption, and salvation though our Lord’s atoning death and resurrection. It is the message of grace that sparks hope in the hurting. But the gospel doesn’t tell the whole story. … Continue reading

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When The Last Shall Be First

Pick a day, any day. (photographer) That appears to be the mantra for Christian worship. When it comes to collective worship, such freedom is appropriate. However, when it comes to how Scripture defines the Sabbath command, such whims are anything … Continue reading

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Holy Holi Wholly: One Big Pot Hole

The greatest day of the year! (photographer) One side of my family has always treasured Christmas as the most significant day on the Christian and family calendar. The other side disdained such a pagan history and instead emphasized only those … Continue reading

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Groping in the Dark

You say you believe in God. Can you prove it? (photographer) For some, what they claim of faith in God amounts to the same idea as blind-faith: a claim of belief, but without sufficient supporting evidence. In reality, they are … Continue reading

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