Tag Archives: practical theology

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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The Hope of Wearing White

Hope is the fabric of our wedding attire. Most such ceremonies have a dress theme, especially for the ladies. Those intent on pleasing the bride and groom do not show up in clothes of their own choosing; instead, they strive … Continue reading

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Ripe for the Picking

Early this past season, my family went on a hike, specifically looking for salmon berries. We have found that Father’s Day is the usual time for this local Washington State berry to often be edible for hiker’s in-the-know and who … Continue reading

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Convincing Evidence

It is the holy grail of courts, detectives, scientists, inventors, and inquisitive 5 year olds. Those clues, prints, answers, and eye-witnesses that satisfy the unknown; such discoveries are the confirmation, the proof of concept, the reality beyond our personal experience. … Continue reading

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Donkey Faith

You can lead a horse to water, but don’t expect to lead a donkey anywhere it doesn’t want to go. The darn things are obstinate. For that matter, we humans aren’t much different. When we get our minds set on something, … Continue reading

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Claims or Clams: the search for Pearls

“Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home” so commands the Lord (Dt 6:7). And so it begins. Once again we embark upon a family study journey. I downloaded the ebook version of Claiming Christ … Continue reading

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The Disease of Hoarding Christ

Hoarding, as I understand it, is a disease that strikes the prioritization gland within the organization system of the human psyche. Too much stuff combined with a lack of reasoned storage capacity (often seasoned with a few cats) results in … Continue reading

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Pauline Theology and the Synagogue of Satan

Lines of great education can blur the truth revealed in Scripture, twisting the uniformity of the message into sectarian bias and even outright heresy. Perhaps that is why Jesus thanked the Father for not revealing the truth to those with … Continue reading

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Empty W rds

You may not recognize it, but you may be a victim of propaganda. Don’t be shocked. It is actually fairly common to fall prey to those who intend to deceive the unsuspecting to swallow their bait. Neither the intellectually brilliant … Continue reading

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Faith Budgets

Money may be a root of all evil, but it can also function as the hinge point for demonstrating faith. Faith or fact? How ought we to plan and use church money in ways that demonstrate our beliefs? I just came … Continue reading

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