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Free Your Free Will!

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare Thought for the Week Are we free? Or is the ability to choose an illusion? And why is our understanding of this subject so dim? We … Continue reading

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Are All Sins the Same?

Thought for the Week It’s election week in my country, so it seemed an appropriate time to post this, although the point extends far beyond politics. Infinitely far, you might say. Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks … Continue reading

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Who Am I – Really?

Thought for the Week This is something I never expected to write. Not because I have anything to hide, but because I don’t. However, last week two men I respect questioned whether I really am the person I claim to … Continue reading

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What We Will Be

Image courtesy of backiee.com “There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all… It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe… The impression of design is overwhelming” ~Paul Davies, … Continue reading

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What Is Christian Nationalism?

Originally posted on Enough Light:
We all need to consider the phenomenon and rise of Christian nationalism. If you have not heard this term, please note that it is NOT simple patriotism, although some Christian nationalists may call themselves patriots.…

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Filling the Shoes of Giants

Originally posted on Mere Inkling Press:
One thing all humans have in common, is that we are mortal. Immortality is not inherent to our nature, and eternal life can only come as a gift from our Creator. All men and…

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Grace 101

Classes have resumed at schools and universities, or will soon; one of our daughters started her junior year in college this week. Which put me in mind of a blog I once posted about a religion professor demanding an “impossible” … Continue reading

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Seeing God in the Unexpected

A pastor and fellow blogger, Matthew Winters, observed that, in the midst of “One of Those Weeks” recently, he could see God “in the unexpected.” I couldn’t agree more! In fact, while reading Matthew’s post, I was struck by the … Continue reading

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Theology 101

A professor of religious studies informed his students on the last day of the term that not one of them had demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of Christianity. He ordered them to take out a blank sheet of paper and, in … Continue reading

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