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It’s time to wake up, Church
[Originally posted in May of last year, but worth repeating.] We read in the Book of Acts how the Apostle Paul, knowing he was leaving Troas the next day, and wanting to teach these new followers all he could before … Continue reading
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Whatever happened to polite conversation?
When I was young, there were topics considered taboo for polite discourse. Talk about intimate activities and functions were, of course limited to the immediate family. While some subjects, such as finances and health issues, might be discussed with close … Continue reading
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How Do You See Yourself?
From the self-help gurus of the past to today’s “life coaches”, most experts recognize the powerful impact visualization can have on a person’s achievements. If we want to accomplish anything, we first have to be able to see ourselves doing … Continue reading
One in Christ
Diversity, multiculturalism, racism, sexism, white privilege, black power, Islamophobia What comes to mind, what feelings are aroused, when reading those words? In light of the current prominence of these concepts in our society, many of our Christian ministries are making an effort to become … Continue reading
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The man behind the myth
You sometimes hear it said there is a germ of truth in every legend. As with St. Valentine and St. Nicolas, the mythology we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day was built upon the life and history of a real person. … Continue reading
Time for a Restful Arbor?
[Updated from original post of January 20, 2013] In the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan talks about the restful arbor which awaits Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. In times of struggle in my life I have … Continue reading
Looking toward Easter…Now It’s Personal
“For God so loved the world…” The familiar words of John 3:16 help us to understand the nature of God and underscore the value to the Shepherd of all of his sheep. Then, in Luke 15 we are told that … Continue reading
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