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Some Things Never Change

I’m taking a break in the photo scanning exercise for a more substantial reminiscence. Military service outside of the US takes people out of their comfort zone. I’ve often noted how getting people away from their familiar settings tends to … Continue reading

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They Will Eventually Ask

We can’t explain it. All we can do is peel back the layers of mental conditioning until the truth presents itself as your reality. It has to be yours or it won’t work at all. It’s personal, as following Christ … Continue reading

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The Insignificance of Jerusalem

Everyone seems convinced that the recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is full of symbolism. It is, but it symbolizes rejecting God’s truth in this case. Jerusalem was King David’s chosen royal city. He captured … Continue reading

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Christian Fake News

Using your favorite Internet search engine, look up the term “Christian news.” You’ll probably get a list of rather popular sites purporting to offer news stories of particular interest to Christian believers. Let me restate that: Mostly it’s news filtered … Continue reading

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Extravagance Is Not Shalom

Cruising the Christian News sites, I see the current big money items. 1. Vanity toys: Can you take him seriously? I prayed for a bicycle, and before that a used car for my working wife. That doesn’t make me holier, … Continue reading

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Another Religious Word: Discipleship

“Make disciples of all the nations,” Jesus said (Matthew 28:19). During my adult life, I recall when the word “discipleship” became a big thing during the late 1970s. It’s one of several competing themes in the mainstream religious market that … Continue reading

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Boundary or Not

To many Christians, I sound like a conspiracy theorist when I mention the Hellenizing of Hebrew religion into Judaism. It’s particularly odd when any decent Bible college teaches the widely known history of Post-Exile Jerusalem. They talk about the conquests … Continue reading

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