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The Tim Tebow Denver/Pittsburg 3:16 Stats, Berry Street, & God

What do you do when you encounter incredible statistical improbabilities (wow, that’s 3 words with 14 syllables)?  1) Write them off as coincidence?  Or 2) Seriously ponder the mystery and awe behind them? For example, have you read or heard … Continue reading

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It is almost the time when multitudes around the world, believers and non-believers alike, celebrate the day named for Jesus Christ, in honor of His birth. Rejoice that Christ was born! What a difference He has made in this world! What a difference He has made in the life of millions of people from various cultures and time periods during the past 2,000 years! What a difference Jesus has made in my life! The Christ*mas events are about people experiencing Christ. The shepherds didn’t just hear about Christ, they sought Him out. The same with the wise men. Jesus Christ can still be experienced in the 21st Century! Supernatural events are still happening! “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” So, what about it? Should we have a Christ cameo Christmas? Or A Christ controlled Christmas? A cameo is brief (usually non-speaking) appearance of a well known person in a work of performing art, like a play, a movie, or a TV show. Will Christ make a brief, non-speaking appearance in your Christmas festivities this year? Or will your Christmas activities be totally focused on Him? Or something in between?

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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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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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It’s Time For A God-ward Gaze

Some people stare at problems and are defeated by despair.  Other people set their eyes on pleasure and are overcome by destructive desires.  I want to gaze at God and glimpse His glory. Moses did.  “To quote the writer of Hebrews; “By … Continue reading

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Joel’s Jolts — Powerful Words From An Old Testament Prophet

Joel is an Old Testament prophet whose words will give you a jolt.  Are you ready for a jumping Joel jolt?  Here are some quotes from Joel: “The word of the Lord that came to Joel, son of Pethuel.” “Hear … Continue reading

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My Top Five Christian Groups (Churches) Of All Time

I am an avid church history reader.  However, I don’t much enjoy the politics and religion of the institutional church.  Instead I love reading about the living faith of Christians in the past and about spiritural movements when multitudes came to … Continue reading

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