Category Archives: trust

Is it time to cut the religious parachute?

By making Christianity a formality, we took the power out of it. (2 Timothy 3:5) Shallow Christianity is like shallow breathing–minimal breath’s not enough! Jesus makes ordinary moments extraordinary & turns everyday people into emissaries! No need to be stuck who … Continue reading

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Flee, Fly, Flow, Fun — The 4 Fs of Faith

Flee, fly, flow, fun (not fee, fi, fo, fum) are the 4 Fs of Faith! Flee — “Flee youthful lusts.” You have to run from temptation, not hang around it! Fly — “They shall mount up with wings as eagles.” … Continue reading

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“Bond — James Bond” vs. “Bond — Lifetime Bond”

1)  “Bond — James Bond” In the first James Bond movie, Dr. No, Sean Connery identifies himself by saying:  “Bond (long pause) James Bond!”  For 50 years, from that first Bond movie to Sky Fall, the 23rd one, the Bond … Continue reading

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Watching Your “Old Man” Die

Three quotes from Paul of Tarsus:  “You have put off the old man with his deeds.”  Colossians 3:9  And, “I die daily.”  1 Corinthians 15:31  And, “I am crucified with Christ.”  Galatians 2:20 Believers are called to die to self … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory of the origin of the universe has become widely accepted both among scientists and in society.  There is even a popular American TV sitcom on CBS called The Big Bang Theory.  However, the theory is not … Continue reading

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War Of The Wills

There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will.  It is a real war not just an illusion. We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices … Continue reading

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God Still Makes Change That Sets The Captives Free

Where did that strange question come from as I sat bored in church one morning?  “If you were born a Hindu, what would you be today?” Here’s my testimony.  God still makes change that sets the captives free.  Hearing God’s … Continue reading

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I Deal In Idealism (Asking “Why Not” Instead Of “Why”?)

I deal in idealism.  I guess this George Bernard Shaw quote (often mistakenly attributed to Robert Kennedy) says it best: “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Judgment

Judgment has gotten a such bad rap.  It is almost universally portrayed as a bad thing.  Even Jesus’ words; “Judge not, lest you be judged,” are falsely used in an attempt to silence all judgment and to say that every … Continue reading

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Blind Belief? Or Spiritual Conversion

In some Arab countries it is against the law for a person to convert to another religion than the religion of her/his birth and upbringing. However, having been raised in a particular religion is no indication of its truth or … Continue reading

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