A Search for Healing

As I sit down to write this, I find myself in the midst of some “less than ideal” circumstances. A handful of mixed emotions are traveling through my heart as I try to discern how to compile the sentences and paragraphs to follow. I feel pain & deep sorrow. One minute my mind is filled […]

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Advent

On November 22, 1928 Ravel’s Bolero premiered at the Paris Opera. The work was showered with superlatives from the premier performance. Words such as spectacular, unprecedented, overpowering were used to describe the music. The orchestral scheme is simple but well worked out. The melody is first sung by the flute and then by one after […]

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Contextualization = Multiplication

  One of the greatest epidemics in American Christianity today is the lack of what mainline evangelicals call “witnessing.” A “witness” is required to communicate or testify of what he/she had seen in a clear and understandable way (). The Barna Group did a survey and found that “a slight majority of born again adults […]

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Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” In a time where our supposed “epic centers” of knowledge known as public education have completely removed God, it may seem strange to think about the fear of the Lord being the beginning of knowledge. To understand why knowledge begins […]

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A Godly Response to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

The following are a few examples of the many words and phrases describing what people might be thinking about the legalizing of same-sex marriage: Basic civil right; freedom; peace; equality; love wins; finally; American victory (President Obama); the end is coming; sodomites; God loves everyone; God hates gays; too traditional; narrow minded; hate crimes; unconstitutional […]

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