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Christmas Is About Judgment

Here’s a surprise: Christmas is about dealing with judgment. Our sinful thoughts, choices, and behaviors have been judged and we are guilty and condemned men and women. If our condemnation is merely canceled, the result would be chaos and injustice. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Without Giving Thanks Is Just A Fine Time To Dine On Turkey

  Thanksgiving Day is here.  However, Thanksgiving Day without actually giving thanks is just a fine time to dine on turkey. So, how do you give thanks?  What is necessary for thanksgiving?  3 things. 1) Something to give thanks for.  … Continue reading

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Should People Have The Right To Make Other People Say Wrong Is Right?

Nobody should have the right to make other people say that wrong is right?  Everybody should have the right to believe in right and wrong and to freely express their belief.  However, the right to believe in right and wrong has been … Continue reading

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A Soul Man’s Plane Thoughts While Flying To Colorado

While on a plane flying to Colorado Springs, I pondered the meaning of life.  These are some of the thoughts that I wrote down high above Missouri and Kansas. I am a being with genuine, non-artificial intelligence.  I can think what … Continue reading

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Every Generation Has A Few Who Flew The Pew To Go And Do

What turns a person from a Sunday bench warmer into a spiritual reformer?  That’s a good question. Fortunately there are a few individuals in most every generation who are inspired to take the Gospel from the pew to the do.  … 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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Church — Lab or Lecture? Intellect or Votech? Academic or Epidemic?

Should church be academic or epidemic?  Should it be based on the transfer of religious knowledge or on an ongoing contagion of spiritual life spreading like raging fire?  Here is a quotation from Paul of Tarsus, the church planter who established … Continue reading

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