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Father Abraham and Sexual Exploitation

“He treated Abram well for her sake…” Genesis 12:16 The Old Testament is replete with sexual violence, which is not so different from The Game of Thrones or the news. Thankfully, organizations like the International Justice Mission are opening our … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Perfect? (Like Jesus Said.)

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Imagine how wonderful it would be if we all did this. I would never lose patience with my children. I would always listen deeply to my wife. I would … Continue reading

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The Compassion of Judas Iscariot

The name of Judas Iscariot went down to the pages of history as the man who betrayed Jesus. Luke attributes this to Satan.  Matthew and Mark say it was because of greed.  John points to both, and also adds theft as a motivation (John 12:1-8).  I think if we could travel back in time to […]

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Who among you has ever attended a hot tub expo…?

…and were tempted to buy one? Last Saturday I noticed several signs on Route 2. With bright bold red letters they announced a hot tub expo taking place that weekend. Hot tubs were being sold at a sharply reduced price. These small … Continue reading

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New Sermon Series: Joseph’s Secret to Success

“The LORD was with Joseph so that he prospered…” (Genesis 39:2) A successful career. A successful church. A successful life. Who doesn’t want success? Joseph (in the book of Genesis) was successful. He became second in command of the most … Continue reading

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Who Needs (the Gridiron) God?

If football is a religion, as some have argued, then here is what a skeptic might sound like: Don’t get me wrong. It’s fine that football teams pray after games. Lots of people get excited about this religion, and I respect their … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Where We Shop?

“The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you.” James 5:4 Ten years ago I joined a Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA), and members were given the opportunity to meet the farmers growing the produce. … Continue reading

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