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Sunday Holy Spirit Science Lab?

Perhaps a church service could be like a high school science lab where ordinary people experiment with hearing and obeying the Holy Spirit.  What would happen if people showed up for Sunday church ready to share with and minister to … Continue reading

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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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Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, How ‘Bout Church Lab?

If you have ever taken a high school or college science class you have been to a lab class.  For chemistry and biology, lecture is not enough.  Students need to dissect an animal for themselves to really understand its anatomy.  They … Continue reading

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Norman Vincent Peale at 93

Several years ago, Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book, The Power Of Positive Thinking, was scheduled to speak for an association convention in Nashville. He was 93 years old at the time. I knew someone who worked for that … Continue reading

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A Fisk University Professor’s Unusual View Of Education

Over the years there have been so many plans and programs designed to improve the quality of education in America. However, after all these plans and programs, politicians, educators, and others are still talking about how something needs to be … Continue reading

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I Was Misled by Sunday School

When I was a child my family seldom went to church. Once, however, when I was in the third or fourth grade, we visited a Presbyterian church a few times. One Sunday, when I was attending Sunday school there, the … Continue reading

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Did Oprah Read My Book?

I wrote and published a book on self-esteem. It has a unique title: Your Sperm Won — Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being.  It is about the incredible statistical odds against any particular human being, being conceived.  The premise … Continue reading

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