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Merry Messiahmas?

Merry Messiahmas? Christmas is named for Jesus Christ.  Jesus is His name.  Christ is a Greek translation of the Hebrew title, Messiah, which means Anointed One.  The folks who first translated the New Testament into English used the Greek term, … Continue reading

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66 Books (That Everybody Needs To Read)

There are 66 books that everybody needs to read.  These books were written by more than 40 diverse authors — rich people and poor people, intellectuals and uneducated folks.   These 66 books were written over a 1,500 year time period.  Some of these books … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … Continue reading

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Warning: Use Self-Directed Censorship

John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist. His ideas about freedom greatly influenced America’s founding fathers and are reflected in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, Locke believed in a kind of censorship, a self-directed control of what we … Continue reading

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Are We Missusing The Word “Church”

Our society has a big problem. Few people have ever asked the question: What is church?  Are we missusing the word church? We think we know what church is so we don’t ask. “Here’s the church and here’s the steeple. Open it … Continue reading

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OMG! Oh My God! Moments

A very popular phrase nowadays is “Oh my God.” There has even been a TV commercial for deodorant, I think, that talks about “OMG moments.” Isn’t it strange that in a time when so many want to attack God, religion, and spirituality, … Continue reading

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Observations From Reading Quotation Books

“Most collectors collect tangibles.  As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink . . . I swim across a sea of quotes, splashing in the words and riding the waves of wisdom. ”  ~Terri Guillemets … Continue reading

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