Triumph over Darkness

A couple weeks ago, I asked the question: “What is real?” We talked about how different cultures around the world and through the ages of history have tried to answer this question. I mentioned belief systems like Animism or Materialism, …

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The Only Begotten Son

In my last post, I asked the question, “What is real?” We delved into the nature of reality, and I postulated to you that, for the Christian, the very ultimate reality is the reality of God’s love, as described in …

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Real or Not?

What is real? These days, answering this question could be harder than you think. Edgar Allan Poe coined the famous line, “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” That was 175 years ago. Today, the ratio …

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Coronavirus and the Bible

The apostle John wrote these words to Gauis in 3 John 1:2:“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” And so, in this time of global crisis, more than …

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An Outrageous Love

Newspaper columnist and minister George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. “I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him, …

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Under the Good Shepherd

Are you an animal lover? If so, maybe you can relate to this post a little bit more. In our modern society, most of the animals we keep are just pets. But for ages in the past, and even until …

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The Help We Don’t Need

Church attendance is going out of style across America. The latest research shows that church attendance has been on the decline for a number of years, and fewer and fewer people have any religious affiliation. Predictably connected with this decline …

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Reflecting His Image

Do many of you like to go outside at night? I do, at least sometimes. Where we live, way out in the woods and far from town, the dark nights can seem almost pitch black. But often, there is a …

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Christmas All Year Long

Christmas 2019 is past. It’s over. The gifts have been unwrapped. The meal was eaten. For many, the family has gone, and we are back to work. It’s such a shame, really. All the excitement. The preparation, the anticipation. And …

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The Coming Child

I’ve always loved the Christmas season. Perhaps it is the fond memories from the childhood—the memories of family and friends, gathered around the dinning table. Of cold winter evenings, snuggled by the fire. Perhaps it’s the festive lights, or the …

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