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Absent from the Top 10 Lists

The New Covenant does not typically appear on top 10 lists. It is the substance of the current agreement between God and Christians, and yet it seldom elicits much attention in Sermons or in group bible studies. Our family bible study through … Continue reading

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When Christians Don’t Get It

When fellow Christians just don’t get it. We’ve all been there. This was the conundrum facing the Apostle Paul as he headed for his last time through Jerusalem. He had just left the elders at Ephesus where he shared his … Continue reading

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The Co-mingling Cult Affair

Most Christians readily acknowledge the sinister threat of mixing ungodly aspects of popular culture into our beliefs and practices. Lying, for example, is considered a protected aspect of free speech in the United States, but that does not justify its … Continue reading

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Feet of Clay

What would likely happen if you tried baking a three-tiered wedding cake with the bottom layer made out of pudding? Do you think the result would be much different for a prize-fighter who enters the ring with both feet in … Continue reading

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Disowned and Excluded from the Will

The walls were under attack, siege ramps surged forward, military lines of defense had been infiltrated…and the inhabitants were clueless. Such was the desperate case for Christians in the area of Galatia back in the first century. They had come to faith … Continue reading

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Terms of Disagreement with Disastrous Consequences

Two conversations this week highlighted the confusion surrounding the terms Covenant and Testament as they apply to defining Scripture. The first was a pleasant enough interaction with the owner of a company. We were reveling in the discovery that both … Continue reading

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Ghoul or God: Masquerade of the Macabre

I find it a curious comparison between Jesus’ analogy that an evil spirit will return to a “house swept clean”, taking along multiple other spirits more evil than itself, and the popular franchise store called Spirit that fills vacant store … Continue reading

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Practical Theology: Living Relevant in a Decadent World

Theology or the Christian who dismisses it: Can it be that one is irrelevant in daily life? At its core, theology is the systematic study of God for the purposes of establishing common understandings and practices. It takes the word … Continue reading

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The Intoxicating Elixir of Youth

Millions have been spent–millions have spent themselves–searching for the illusive: the elixir of life, the fountain of youth. Philosophers, nations, adventurers and ladies-of-means have long sought a solution to aging and natural decay. Getting old stinks! Cancer is hateful. The common … Continue reading

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Pureeing Meat for Young Palates

Every couple of days we sit together as a family and each of us takes turns reading a paragraph from the opening pages of Wineskins. It is a slow, but steady progression that calls for additional explanation of large words … Continue reading

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