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Religion: a historian’s definition

A few weeks back in a post called “A Little bit of History” I quoted 10 lessons of history as recorded by the late Professor J. Rufus Fears, and today I thought I’d share something else from Professor Fears. This … Continue reading

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Thank You!

This weekend this blog will pass 10,000 views.  I realize that to many of you this doesn’t sound like very many views, but to me it is an unbelievable number. When I started this blog last October, I never really … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”  Larry Eisenberg

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The Greatest Gift of All

I thought that it might be a good idea to re-blog this post from last October; it’s one of the very first on this blog, since we celebrated Resurrection Sunday yesterday.  Why is Jesus’ resurrection an amazing and awesome thing? … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Court curbs Christian prayer in public meetings

Supreme Court turns away local government appeal over prayer at public meetings By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 9:09 AM WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county commission over the mostly Christian prayers offered … Continue reading

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A Mormon Wedding

I’ve just returned from a road trip out West to attend a Mormon wedding. OK, I guess maybe I should explain a bit… A family member got married last weekend.  He married a beautiful young lady who happens to be … Continue reading

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Sunday Bible Study: January 1

Happy New Year! John’s Testimony Today’s Text: John 1:19-34 Introduction   Many scholars consider this section to be a second introduction to John’s Gospel, bringing the first section of a Heavenly view down to an earthly witness of the one … Continue reading

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Peace for Christmas

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) When you watch movies about Christmas, you almost get the idea that there is something magical about it, but … Continue reading

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O Come O Come Emmanuel!

This Christmas carol contains the essence of the yearning of a people for a savior.  “O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel” Hold on, wait!  Ransom…? Yes, Ransom. Israel was in slavery to sin; so are we.  Being held … Continue reading

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Light of the World

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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