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The Claims Of Christmas — Virgin Birth

It is easy to overlook some of the remarkable claims of Christmas. One such claim is that a young woman named Mary gave birth to a child without having had sexual intercourse. I have noticed that this amazing claim is … Continue reading

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How To Shop For Christ*mas

From Black Friday through Christmas Eve, people will be shopping for material things to give to family, friends, and clients on Christmas Day.  They will be searching and sorting through stuff, seeking to find just the right gifts. But perhaps … Continue reading

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Thinking Through A Tutu Thought About Conscience

Here’s a quotation from Desmond Tutu:  “For every act of evil there are a dozen acts of goodness in our world. It is only because we believe that people should be good that we despair when they are not.” Do … Continue reading

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No Intent To Repent

As I was driving recently, four words came through my mind that I had never thought in that order before.  The words were:  no intent to repent.  Those words got me started thinking.  If you look about our society, you … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, church, God, life, lifestyles, morality, morals, popular culture, repent, revelation, sin, thinking, thoughts, Uncategorized, values, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Modern Myth #11 — Cravings & Compulsions Are Uncontrollable

Did Moses come down from the mountain with an 11th Commandment: “Thou cannot resist thy cravings and thy compulsions so do your thang man?” I don’t think that came from Moses, but it is a widespread myth in today’s world.  … Continue reading

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If The Chosen Are Frozen, How Can God’s Fire Rage Through Our World?

We live in a world that is fastly fleeing from traditional social and moral constraints.  People nowadays uninhibitedly express their feelings and views without regard for what is decent, right, or wholesome, even when they are sober.  There is no longer a need to … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From YouTube (Live, It’s Sunday Morning!)

I found these YouTube statistics online.  It has more than 2 billion views per day which is almost twice the prime-time audience of America’s three major broadcast networks combined.  More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than all three U.S. … Continue reading

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GVAOS — God’s-Voice Activated Operating System (For Church Meetings)

Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations . . .”  So what can activate the nation-changing power of God?  Are there any discipled nations in the 21st Century?  How can a nation be discipled? Can the traditional … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Words From Prision

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and later executed (in 1944) by Nazi Germany.  While in prison, he wrote many letters that were smuggled out.  Here are some quotations from those letters: “It is only when one submits to God’s law that one … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Atheists, consciousness, creation, Creator, DNA, God, kingdom of God, life, meaning, mind, mysticism, Oh my God, prayer, Quotations, Quotes, recovery, religion, revelation, salvation, self-image, The Brain That Changes Itself, thinking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments