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The Fifth Beatle

Sixty years ago, Johnny and the Moondogs changed their name to The Beatles (good call). I first heard them 15 years later, when they exploded onto the American airwaves. But it wouldn’t have happened without the Fifth Beatle. It seems … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Who is “Un-Saved” be Redeemed?

Not everyone uses the term un-saved. But Jesus said, and our own eyes tell us, that there are people who are on paths of self-destruction, whose choices are toxic to themselves and to others. I know, because I was one … Continue reading

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Plan for the Year

Now that we’re near the halfway point, how’s your Plan for the Year going? “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men, go oft astray.”  ~Robert Burns “Life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans.”  ~John Lennon “If you want … Continue reading

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Can the Unbelieving be Saved?

Not everyone relates to the word “saved.” But Jesus said, and our own eyes tell us, that there are people who are on paths of self-destruction, whose choices are toxic to themselves and others. Not just violent or abusive types, … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

It seems so silly now, but as a kid growing up in sunny SoCal I had a dogged loyalty to our locally grown Beach Boys that required me to “hate” The Beatles, those foreigners with goofy haircuts. I was also absurdly … Continue reading

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