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How Should Christians Think About the Violence of Football?

American football is a violent sport.  There is no secret to the number of injuries that happen on a regular basis.  Over the last few years the concerns of many have focused on the long-term impact of concussions on players, … Continue reading

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It Has Always Been About Grace

Amazing Grace is a song that everyone knows.  I bet even your unbelieving family and friends know at least some of the words.  What amazes me is that most people, even non-Christians, like the song. Well, it is a good … Continue reading

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Logos Bible Software Church Curriculum

I am currently reviewing curriculum put together by Logos Bible Software as part of their Studies in Faithful Living series.  The curriculum I am exploring is Abraham: Following God’s Promise. I love the concept of this series from Logos.  The … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: 1 Corinthians 2:9

1 Corinthians 2:9 is a favorite verse for those who like to talk about the future joys of heaven.  It sounds great: What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: Philippians 4:8

Quoting Scripture from memory can be a wonderful thing.  But, as with most things, there are also dangers.  How often have you heard someone recite a verse in an effort to offer biblical wisdom to a situation only to realize … Continue reading

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A Thought on Politics and Christianity

I am studying for a sermon from Luke 19:28-44 and ran across a quote from Darrell Bock that has me thinking.  The quote comes from The NIV Application Commentary on Luke: Society certainly runs better when it is conducted on … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Read Through the Bible

I have read through the Bible many times over the years using many different plans: cover-to-cover, chronological, both Old and New Testament readings each day, etc.  However, I have found one thing to be true about all of the reading … Continue reading

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Journibles – What a Concept!

Early this week, I returned from a pastors’ conference here in Michigan.  Conferences are always a great place to pick up free books and/or deep discounts on resources from the bookstores and publishers present. At this conference, I was given a … Continue reading

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Audio Files Are Being Re-Organized

If you are looking for my “Audio Files” page, which contained many of my old sermons, please note that I am currently working on a new version of that page.  I was never pleased with the number of steps involved … Continue reading

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Can Anything Be A Religion?

I read a very interesting article today that I came across on Yahoo’s homepage.  The title of the article is “NC Teen: Nose Ring More Than Fashion, It’s Faith”. Apparently, a high school girl in North Carolina has been suspended … Continue reading

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