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Buried Alive in Baptism

Death by water submersion is a strange way to live. The Christian practice of water baptism confuses many, and understandably so. It is not a normal practice. It is one of those rituals cloaked in mystery and spiritual activity, and … Continue reading

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Lord of All: The Right of Expectation

Two thousand years of Christian history, and still people struggle with what it means for Jesus to be Lord. As prophesied by the Holy Spirit, through nearly all the Bible writers, many ministers will look and sound good, but distort … Continue reading

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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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Knowing with Certainty

Conviction is a drug of choice. We all want to possess absolute knowledge–to be like God–to be our own god. That is the mind-altering addiction we all suffer under since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden. Within Christianity, … Continue reading

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Salvation Formation

Of any promise that has ever been made, the greatest is the offer to live forever with every desire fulfilled. So goes the fairy tale…and they lived happily ever after. So also is God’s promise of salvation! The sting of … Continue reading

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Fortune Telling Fruits

Are you more of an apple kind of person, or a pear? Perhaps an orange or kiwi, or maybe even one of those lemon types? What does the fruit of your life have to say about your future? The book … Continue reading

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Power of Prepositions: Their effect on belief

The truth is in the details. (I have no interest in giving the Devil credit for being in the details, as is often popularized in a similar phrase). When we are careful to measure the impact of words, their meanings … 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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Protecting God From Himself

Human pathos longs to shelter the needy, to intervene in circumstances of dire consequence, to be a hero, even to go so far as to protect God from himself. While studying through the book Claiming Christ, we are encouraged to … Continue reading

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Word Play: a Jambalaya Stew

Nary a bar room or bedroom escapes this interplay: “That is what you said!” “But that is not what I meant!” Words don’t always mean what we expect them to represent. That is the dynamics of language and ultimately of … Continue reading

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