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COVID-19: lessons learned?

I recently asked on Twitter, “Has anyone given any thought to what idolatries COVID-19 is exposing in the church and our culture?”  Perhaps this is a better way to learn must-know lessons from all of this.  The number of articles... Continue Reading →

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My Response to Mark Galli and CT

Yesterday (December 19, 2019), Christianity Today's editor-in-chief, Mark Galli penned an editorial titled, "Trump should be removed from office."  The hot responses are flowing freely ranging from those who "cry my eyes out" in agreement to those who want to... Continue Reading →

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The (Non) Imitation Game

"One hundred and fifty-nine million, million, million, if you want to be exact."  The impossible to crack Enigma machines in use by the German military in WWII had those odds in its favor.  Each day, you have 1/159,000,000,000,000,000,000 chance of... Continue Reading →

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Frederick Douglass speaks on abortion (also).

At some recent point, I was encouraged to read Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July speech, "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?"  It is long, but like reading Owen, profoundly worth the effort. In addition to highlighting the... Continue Reading →

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“White Privilege” or Majority Population?

In the late 1990's many of the highly charged terms we use to describe each other weren't around.  "Racist" was about as descriptive as it got.  This struck home with me as I was in a graduate school class called... Continue Reading →

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Tell me about: Hope

Everyday I am confronted by "hope."  Sure, I "hope" my car starts or I "hope" the air conditioning in my office is working when I arrive or I "hope" I have time to write a sermon.  That's probably the more... Continue Reading →

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What’s “normal”?

If you ask 10 teenagers to define "normal" you'd probably wonder if alien life forms are actually walking among us.  Seriously: you might get ten different looks, ten different variations of the word, "uh," and ten different answers.  They would... Continue Reading →

New years are gifts.  A year seems to climb reaching its pinnacle somewhere during the Christmas season for most.  Once that vista is reached, thoughts move to the descent, "What's this year going to be like?  Well, whatever it will... Continue Reading →

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There is no doubt that Bible believers will find Romans 13:1-7 a challenging text - particularly in this election season.  In the audio file here, we review the command to submit to the governing authorities, the two reasons Paul gives... Continue Reading →

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