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In the recent surge of racial tension, an odd and untrue idea has been circulating. The Christian religion is now claimed to be the cause of r… Read more

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We see the next step in Jesus’ teaching when He walks on the Sea of Galilee and allows Peter to walk on the water too (Matthew 14.22-36). This… Read more

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It’s the near impossible four letter word. How can I love those around me when they believe stuff I can’t stomach; when they provoke me on the… Read more

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What is the destiny of God’s Messengers? Do the prophecies indicate that the Redeemer of our age will be denied and persecuted again? History … Read more

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Jesus was building on natural anxiety and the awareness that it is God who supplies our daily bread when he told those of His day, “I am the b… Read more

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I like westerns, and now, with all the monkey-business going on around us, viewing a good western offers some relief. It’s not that these icon… Read more

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In spiritual matters we can do nothing apart from Jesus Christ (Jn.15.5) – “apart from me you can do nothing.” Read more

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I’m reminded of Bob Dylan’s song lyric “You know somethin’ happening, but you don’t know what it is. Do you, Mr. Jones?” (“Ballad of the Thin … Read more

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As I write this article, I'm looking out our dining room window at the new day filled with wind. It's jerking our trees around, laying our flo… Read more

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A letter to a fellow pastor and friend from John Newton – former slave and slave-ship captain, “glad preacher” of the Gospel and author of Ama… Read more

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In a sermon I preached soon after our church ‘reopened’, at the beginning of last month (June 7) and I entitled it, “Assembling Together”, I u… Read more

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Religion is One This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future. Bahá’u’lláh Though called by many and differe… Read more

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In Deuteronomy 7:9 The Living Bible (TLB), it says, Read more

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In Matthew 14.13, after the death of John the Baptist “Jesus withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place.” Matthew 14-16 can be appropriate… Read more

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I’m old school, and it came home to me loud and clear recently, when I was the only one at a large funeral wearing a suit and tie. Well, not e… Read more

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Women throughout the ages have not received their due share in education, economic security, and in the opportunity and freedom to cultivate a… Read more

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They are the necessary outlines of reality. They help us identify shapes and forms; they give us a perspective on our surroundings and keep us… Read more

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In Philippians 4:19 New King James Version (NKJV), we read, Read more

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What a collection of characters we have encountered in this story: Read more

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Water. It’s the miracle liquid. Here you have hydrogen and oxygen combining to make this one, colorless and marvelously essential for life. Read more

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From Romans 3:23 New King James Version (NKJV), we read Read more

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Matthew 14 teaches us several things about John’s character. Mark makes the point that John was a righteous man, explaining that “Herodias nur… Read more

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“NO AFFAIR IN THE WORLD succeeds without sacrifice,” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá told a gathering on December 1, 1912, in New York’s Upper West Side, while e… Read more

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When people read the Gospels for the first time, especially if they do so superficially, as most do, the Gospels seem to be mere collections o… Read more

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When I was taking an advanced composition class in high school, our teacher wisely gave us a taste of journalism. We learned that every writte… Read more

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In the Bahá’í Faith there is no clergy. Tradition has taught the faithful followers of nearly all religions to leave significant spiritual dec… Read more

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After Jesus had finished telling the parables of the kingdom in Matthew thirteen, He asked the disciples, “Have you understood all these thing… Read more

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The last parable in Matthew 13 introduces a new life situation, fishing and fishermen, but it makes almost the same points as the parable of t… Read more

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In Psalm 139:7,13-18 New Living Translation (NLT), we read, 7” I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! Read more

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Our church came home Sunday. It was a joy! Are we being reckless; aren’t we aware of the virus dangers of coming back together “too soon? Sure… Read more

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If it is unreasonable to place our spiritual destiny in the hands of theologians or religious leaders, what about the masses of people? Can mi… Read more

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It is not surprising that the merchant in Matthew thirteen recognized the value of the special pearl, for he had been seeking pearls and had p… Read more

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That’s what my middle son says when crazy things have happened and passed. Actually, he says, “Okie-Dokie-now, meaning, “Well, we dodged anoth… Read more

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In Proverbs 3:5-8 New King James Version (NKJV), we read, Read more

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Some will remember the movie “The Mask,” starring Jim Carrey in 1994, where an average, ordinary guy finds an ancient face mask. When he puts … Read more

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A caricature of Calvinism takes issue with the doctrines of election and “irresistible” grace. It imagines a case in which a certain individua… Read more

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Most all of our churches are doing it. We’re broadcasting our worship services over the internet, during the lock-down. Seems like a good idea… Read more

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