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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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Black Is Beautiful (Just Ask Retailers About Black Friday)

Black is beautiful!  “It’s the most wonderful day of the year.”  That’s a song retailers might sing about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day when their business begins to turn a profit for the year. It’s an honor to … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #2 — Casual Sex

Like the ancients, we moderns have our myths and our gods. Modern Myth #2 is the “casual” sex myth. It says: Random sex with various partners is a meaningless recreational activity with no significant consequences and should be encouraged and approved … Continue reading

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A Forgotten American Folk Song’s Powerful Message

I live in Nashville, Music City; however, we don’t hear songs like this old American folk song in Nashville or on MTV:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtlxoRAAHVU Our culture has changed and the message of this song is no longer heard (or even tolerated).  … Continue reading

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Jesus (And The Thoughts He Brings To My Mind)

I wrote down “Jesus.”  Now I am going to write what comes from my heart.  I love Jesus.  He is more real to me than the air I breathe.  He sustains me, strengthens me, comforts me, challenges me, inspires me, … 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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A Computer Is More Like A Potato Sorter Than A Human Mind

Many people believe that a computer is like a human mind.  However, in reality it is much more like a potato sorter than a mind. A popular world view is that material reality is all that exists. If something cannot … Continue reading

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Celebrating Real Freedom On The 4th Of July

Freedom is a wonderful thing to celebrate.  However, it is far better to be free than talk about freedom. For example, if government guarantees the freedom of speech, but a person has a habit of speaking in anger, that she/he wants … Continue reading

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Uh Hum . . . What The Bible Says About Interrupting Church

Interrupting a church meeting has been considered taboo for just about as long as church has existed.  I only remember two times being in a church service that was interrupted, prior to being part of an organic church. When I was … Continue reading

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