Monthly Archives: July 2011

Life Beyond Stuff (Rocks, Trees, TVs, & Living Bodies) — Another Dimension

It’s easy to get stuffy in a world where everything (including us) is made of stuff.  Our bodies are made of cells that are made of molecules that are made of atoms that are made of sub-atomic particles.  It’s all stuff … Continue reading

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A Spot In Nashville Where You Can Feel God

‎””What do you think of God,” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, ‘He’s not a think, he’s a feel.’” ~Paul Frost A God you can powerfully feel will fill your faith with holy fire and excitement … Continue reading

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Talk (or TV Commercials) About Pain Medication Won’t Ease Your Pain

There is so much talk about medication nowadays, especially in TV commercials.  Paid actors and spokespersons boast of the results of the pill they’re promoting.  (Then the voice over announcer quietly sneaks in the side-effects, but that’s another story.) However, … Continue reading

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Life Rocks When Religion Becomes Real (Or, Night At The Theological Museum)

In the 2006 movie, Night at the Museum,  a night watchman at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is shocked when the exhibits in the museum come to life.  His once boring job suddenly becomes exciting and challenging.  It is amazing the … Continue reading

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The Best (Non-Biblical) Quotation In The World

I love and collect quotations. I have more than 20,000 quotations from hundreds of books that I have read. So when I am asked what is my favorite quotation, I have never known what to say. All 20,000+ have been … Continue reading

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Is The Denial Of God A Delusion?

In a book by Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, the author uses various arguments to strongly attack the idea of any non-material intelligence existing outside of nature as being just a myth. However, the belief in the existence some kind of intelligent … Continue reading

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Christianity — Costly Calling? Or Creed, Chain-Of-Command, Culture, Corporation?

Some people nowadays are asking, What is Christianity? What is church? Good questions! If you seriously read the Book of Acts, the Biblical record of the early church’s experience and impact, it is obvious that our present day presentations of … Continue reading

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The Most Unique Church In Nashville

  This isn’t documented with an official survey or anything, but I think McFerrin Park has Nashville’s most unique church. It is diverse economically, racially, and socially. It has no pulpit and no sermons.   It has a different worship leader every … Continue reading

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Of Human Bondage — Judgment, Tolerance, Or Salvation?

We boast of freedom in a life of limits.  As humans we live in the ever present bondage of boundaries.  Nothing in our lives is unlimited.  We can only climb so high, reach so far, run so fast, think so long, enjoy … Continue reading

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A Computer Is More Like A Potato Sorter Than A Human Mind

Many people believe that a computer is like a human mind.  However, in reality it is much more like a potato sorter than a mind. A popular world view is that material reality is all that exists. If something cannot … Continue reading

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