Monthly Archives: August 2013

What can we learn today?

I have been working on a class about spiritual gifts lately; it’s going to be a good one I think… As I go through the texts and materials on the subject, I’ve been struck by something that I didn’t anticipate: … Continue reading

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Restraint and Covenant

I’ve often told students that in order to understand the Bible, they must first understand covenant.  Without a working knowledge of the concept of Biblical covenant, the Bible is a tough book to follow, and it is this lack of … Continue reading

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God’s Gift

  I have been working on a class about spiritual gifts lately; it’s going to be a good one I think… As I go through the texts and materials on the subject, I’ve been struck by something that I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Lord is my Shepherd

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Last Day

This past Sunday was my last in Milan, Illinois where I have attended since 2005.  Quite a bit has happened since I started there and much of that has been recorded in this blog. I hope you won’t mind my … Continue reading

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Coming Home

  There isn’t anything that’s more inviting than to return home after a long absence.  Even if the absence was caused by a wonderful adventure, there’s just something about being back at home where a person can relax in comfortable … Continue reading

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Ranting Again!

Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed that more and more often people waiting on customers ask a bizarre question… or is it a statement… I’m not really sure what it is! Over the past few days, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Plugged In

WASHINGTON   After several days of sweat, chaos and a fair amount of confusion, I’m plugged back into the internet and able to resume blogging, and that suits me just fine.  It was a more or less uneventful trip across … Continue reading

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Victory!

    There are days in my life that don’t feel very victorious; how about you? There are also days when I’m not feeling all that strong or confident in the future; maybe you have those days also. I’ve lived … Continue reading

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You Must Follow Me!

A rich ruler came to Jesus one day and asked Him how to “inherit eternal life.”  Jesus, in His reply ticked off five of the Ten Commandments, to which the rich man replied that he had kept them since he was … Continue reading

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