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Promises, Promises

My thoughts often slip back to the valley in between the crucifixion and the resurrection, especially on this day. The disciples had to have been in an emotional abyss: the deepest of sorrow having lost their Teacher and Friend; the greatest of fear having seen the gruesome scourging and crucifixion, believing they were likely targets as well; the darkest of despair having lost their hopes and ...

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God Blesses Us to Bless the World - Psalm 67

In today’s Psalm (67) we find one of those 30,000-foot views that God is gracious to occasionally provide for us. We need these, because we often get caught up in the muck and mire of a world that presses us ever so much inwardly and therefore hopelessly. Here is the key verse: God blesses us… so that all ends of the earth may fear Him. (verse 7) The previous verse provid...

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Thoughts on Ravi Zacharias

There aren’t too many people who are known simply by their first name. Ravi is one of them. He is gone now, but instead of leaving a legacy of great work, we are left with worse than nothing. An independent investigation by the law firm, Miller and Martin, through sufficient interviews and examination of cell phone photos and messages, concluded that Ravi engaged in extended sexual mis...

Woke Pharisees

One of several events recorded in the Scriptures that I find somewhat humorous is the time when Jesus healed the beggar who had been blind from birth. He excitedly told people what had happened to him, but they were skeptical that he was really the blind beggar who could now see. So, you have this miraculously healed man essentially running around saying “It’s me! It’s really ...

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Mascot Self-Righteous Cancelling Nonsense

I married a direct descendent of Chief Fields. He led the Cherokee delegation to Washington in 1866. I grew up not far from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho and had many friends that were from tribes such as the Navajo and Shoshone-Bannock. I am familiar with the difficult circumstances of the American Native Indian and think it remains a major blemish on the American record. Howeve...

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Christmas (3): The Promised Seed            

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman… Galatians 4:4 It was the “fullness of time”. It was as if all of the promises and prophecies, like alarm clocks, were set to go off at this moment. It was as if all the stars and heavenly host had been created and put into motion to come into perfect alignment at this perfect time. It was as i...

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Christmas (2): The Incarnation      

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1:14 I suppose no truth claim found within the biblical worldview can match the sheer awe brought about by the incarnation. Wayne Grudem puts it this way: It is by far the most amazing miracle of the entire Bible—far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing even than the creation of the universe. The fact that the ...

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Christmas (1): The Humiliation      

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form o...

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The Wisdom of Walter Williams Is Not Gone

The world lost a great man in Walter Williams last week. We lost a great mind, a practical thinker, a wonderful economics teacher. Showing his students not only the truth, but how you get to that truth seemed to be his consistent objective and pattern. His column was always a must read for me and I learned much from him over the years. It was through him that I first learned of the folly of ...

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Socialism (6): Intersectionality

One of the growing pieces of the Marxist/Socialist worldview in our culture is the theory of intersectionality. If you haven’t heard of it, you will. It is an important element used to help create a “victim class”. The theory of intersectionality was developed by Kimberle Crenshaw, a professor at both UCLA and Columbia Law Schools. She was also key in developing Critical R...

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