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Parable of the Bridge

He stood on the road, surveying the damage. Somewhere upland from here the flooding had pushed something in place that blocked its original course, and the overflow had run across his land. It carved out a massive channel that left … Continue reading

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Demonology 04

Did you expect a series on this subject to be full of esoteric stuff and macabre tales of weirdness? The whole point is to avoid having to face demons. Don’t let your human curiosity lead you to destruction. God calls … Continue reading

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts 05

4. For Building Up the Body Several times in 1 Corinthians 12 Paul stresses that the purpose of spiritual gifts is to bless the whole community of faith as a single body. In Ephesians 4, the chapter begins with an … Continue reading

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Dragging in the Dead Rat

The world is worldly. Shocking, isn’t it? The mass of people in this world will approach life from a worldly viewpoint, and do worldly things. Even when they claim a spiritual element in their lives, it’s just an element. It’s … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 07

Where do you suppose the term “pastoral” comes from in pastoral psychology? It’s that shepherd thing again; the word “pastor” means someone who tends to sheep out in the pasture lands (pastoral means “out in the pasture”). In faith life, … Continue reading

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Team, Family, Church

I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. My first job out of teachers’ college was at a private school as a long-term substitute. I finished out the year for a Social Studies teacher who had walked off the … Continue reading

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Hebrew Feudal Relations

I still read a lot of news about mainstream Christian religious activities. There seems to be some confusion about Hebrew feudal relations in the Old Testament household. Most of what we see in Western Christianity is far closer to Germanic … Continue reading

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