Tag Archives: Christianity

Beyond Belief – What Does God Have To Do with My Longings?

Another way you might say this to me is: OK, so maybe you have provided some logical, philosophical, and even scientific arguments for the existence of God, but so what? Why should I care? Here’s the short answer: because God … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Is Jesus Really Divine?

Let me start today with a prayer that I will speak (write) respectfully and truthfully regarding a comment I received on a post I made a couple months back, earlier in this series on apologetics (explaining your faith to non-believers … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Wasn’t Christianity Made Up by Weak People to Deal with Life?

Continuing in this series on apologetics (being able to explain our faith and help it make sense to non-believers), today we come to this common theme in modern and post-modern thinking: Christianity (or religion in general) is a made-up idea … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!

On February 22, 1980, sportscaster Al Michaels uttered the greatest phrase in the history of sportscasting: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The occasion, of course, was at the end of one of the biggest upsets (if not the biggest) … Continue reading

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“You Bad Christians” — A Lesson in Christ-Control

This week I came across an article ranting about bad things Christians do or say and hurling damning generalizations at the lot of us. If I’m being transparent here (which, painfully, I feel called to be), I have to admit … Continue reading

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Trail’s End

Trail’s End Hiking through woods, Golden autumn day. Shadows cool, Sun longing for summer Now past. Trail ends, Not what I expected, not Where I expected. Where did I miss a turn? Me longing for summer Now past. I am … Continue reading

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Fear No Evil

In a previous post, I wrote about how the Lord, as my Shepherd and yours, restores our soul if we let Him. This focused on verse 3 of the 23rd Psalm. This time I’d like to focus on the next … Continue reading

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Dance of Three–or Four

Imagine that you’ve been wandering through the desert for days. You’re overheated and parched, starting to become confused. Maybe it’s not too tough to picture on this midsummer evening… Out of nowhere, you stumble upon a cottage. Lights on, blinds … Continue reading

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Why Moses Couldn’t Go Into the Promised Land

In (virtual) church today, we heard a great sermon today by Pastor Andrew Arndt from New Life Church (East) about the end of Moses’ life, as recounted in Deuteronomy 34 (also the end of that book, as well the Torah). … Continue reading

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Not Equipped?

I was recently reminded of the bleak but genius “Hunger Games” series of books by Suzanne Collins. Her writing is full of insightful observations on the human condition, and one quote that came to mind in the midst of this … Continue reading

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