Giving Back

“Give and it shall be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38, ESV).

It concerns me sometimes that Christians treat their congregations like a personal spiritual valet. They attend church (which describes pretty much the entirety of their participation), allow all…

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Scientology and Flint, MI

Scientology and Flint, MI

Morality and the city councilhave a meeting of the minds upcoming. It appears that in Flint Michigan there is a desire to have a “nonreligious moral code” promoted for the community. What is that moral code? Scientology. Certainly, the pagan ideology has a moral code, but its moral base is what? Well, it is pagan, isn’t it? And, don’t we already know that pagan moral codes have worked…

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Don’t be the first, or you might lose something important

Don’t be the first, or you might lose something important #first #earlyadopter #writing

An old saying warns us not to be the first to adopt a new technology or style, nor be the last to abandon it. There seems to be wisdom here, and a recent experience confirmed it. I cannot save new posts in WordPress’s new dashboard. I just lost most of an article there, after composing it in that software.

Perhaps my aged operating system and browser are not up to date on the technology behind…

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You always hear me

You always hear me

“Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me” (John 11:41-42, KJV).

There are times that my children are talking and I can hear the sound, but I have no idea what they are saying. With all six of them at home, that’s just par for the course. To say that I…

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Two years ago the Journal of Medical Ethics…

Two years ago the Journal of Medical Ethics…

. Two years ago the Journal of Medical Ethics published a case for what they called “after-birth abortion.” Now a Planned Parenthood representative has gone on record advocating that parents be given the option of terminating the life of a baby after it is born. They call it “after-birth abortion”, others call it infanticide. But the term that should be used is murder! Yet here we are being led…

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Arrived safely Brunched bathed and napped Preparing for…

Arrived safely Brunched bathed and napped Preparing for…

Arrived safely. Brunched, bathed, and napped. Preparing for a birthday supper, shared with a DIL, with most of the crew. Just thought I’d report in. Carry on.

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Adapt without compromise

The Word of God was settled before time began (Psalm 119:89). It’s rigid and firm and unless we want to fight against God, we will respect its purity (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Revelation 22:18-19).

The message of God is spiritually sufficient (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and we must preach that message with all our energy (2 Timothy 4:2) because God is always watching and listening (Psalm…

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Just suppose Charles Darwin Carl Sagan and all…

Just suppose Charles Darwin Carl Sagan and all…

Just suppose Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan and all the evolutionists are right. Just suppose that there is nothing to us but matter, molecules and material; no spirit, no immortal soul. Remove the spirit of man and you remove responsibility, you remove morality. How can murder or stealing or anything else be wrong, when there is no basis for right and wrong? If all we are is matter, you can no more…

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The vacuum of a miracle-less life

The vacuum of a miracle-less life

The origin of life? It’s all natural says the “naturalist”. Nothing too special. Just a game of odds, that’s all. And by no means a miracle! Highly evolved nothings…I mean animals – thats’s what we are.

And what of the emotions that we feel? Only chemicals it is said. Nothing is real. It’s only a reaction. And the love for your child? Only a deep functioning desire to see your DNA passed along.…

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'How did I get here, Dad?' Ontological questions of young and old

'How did I get here, Dad?' Ontological questions of young and old #ontology #existence #God

“How did I get here, Dad? How did you get here? How did everything happen?” These are the questions of the very young that often challenge their elders.

Recent news slants (we’ll not dignify their words with the term “reports”) intimated that, based on a study of small children, teaching religion to tykes warps their distinction between fact and fiction. (more…)

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