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Hollywood Moses v. The Real Moses

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.  He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. – Hebrews 11:24-25 … Continue reading

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Waking Up: Reflections on The Matrix

“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14]. Even if you have not seen The Matrix, hopefully you will still understand the point of this post: We are adjusting to a world of … Continue reading

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Sin, Forgiveness and Transformation in a Conflicted Church

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 We are all unique, We have different perspectives, desires, and priorities. These can be beneficial to us, our congregation and our ministry teams. They can stimulate … Continue reading

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80 Year Old Methodist Rules That Can Save Churches 

“…doing no harm, avoiding evil of every kind…” “…doing good of every possible sort, and as far as possible to all.”  The early Methodists were well known for small groups of people who helped one another grow in Christ, by … Continue reading

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Embarrasing Texts, Careless Speech

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29 This Sunday I am continuing a … Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh, Joseph and Living in Contrast

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Isaiah 40:26 People have experienced Van Gogh’s Starry Night … Continue reading

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Do Pets Go to Heaven?

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them (Isaiah 11:6). This may not be the most essential … Continue reading

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Where did the first sin come from?

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made” (Genesis 3:1). The Bible doesn’t begin with the beginning of evil, but its existence. Humanity is created innocent, creation is good and the deceitful serpent is … Continue reading

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God-like Anger

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions (Galatians 5:19-20)… Anger is everywhere: We watch it on television, read it in the news, … Continue reading

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Debates, Factions and the Gospel

John 7:43 (NIV): Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. I am very interested in politics, and I enjoy political discussions. Sometimes good faith disagreements exist, but I do step on the occasional land mine. Political allegiances are rooted … Continue reading

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