Tag Archives: Scripture

Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (3 of 3)

The boy and his best friend could track everything, but one wily coon always seemed to stay one trick ahead. An old-timer suggested he try the Shiny Trick. Along a known racoon trail, the boy drilled a hole in a … Continue reading

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Setting Your Anchor on the Gospel (2 of 3)

The gnarly old salt rowed his boat up onto the deserted island, grabbed the bow rope and anchor stick, found a favorable spot, tapped the stick home, and tied his boat up with plans to explore the shoreline. As soon … 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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Aquinas and Being Human

Thomas Aquinas intrigues me. He is a bright light of both intellect and christian profession during Europe’s otherwise Dark Ages. He was a Priest and Philosopher during the 13th Century. Although much of his writing towers well above my diminutive … Continue reading

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Cold Love in the Face of Global Warming

All the reports over the past week are thousands of miles away. A Christian missionary is kidnapped in Nigeria by those angry with what she represents. Christians in Libya are attacked and decapitated for world-wide viewing. Dozens of Christians are … Continue reading

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Claim Blame

Do you claim Christ? As we draw down on the closing chapters of the book Claiming Christ, we fall upon a recounting of several dozen references about what God thinks about those who make dramatic claims of faith but lack … Continue reading

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Conflict–A How To Guide

One of the most common experiences in life, in every culture, throughout history, and in every relationship, is conflict. We all hate it, but it is as common to us as leaves are to trees. Something to do with the … Continue reading

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Circumstantial Evidence

How exasperating is it, when you are looking for a straight answer, and the reply is “Well, it depends”? Remember when you were young, and you were doing your best to convince Mom to let you go out with your … Continue reading

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Glossy Paint Makes Everything Look Good

A ’67 Corvette with a little rust underneath; a ’72 F100 left out too exposed to the Summer heat; a worn deck on a house up for sale; an old bike you backed into; all they need is a new … Continue reading

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Baseball: Heaven’s Game

Little else can bring as much excitement to rabid baseball fans than a day at the ball park. The home team has a new pitcher set to take the mound, and the opposing team has an unbeaten record. The sun … Continue reading

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