Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jesus According to Polls

Asking the question, “Who is Jesus?” on the street in most cities would rarely produce a clear consensus. No other name in history equals His influence, but there are still various opinions of Christ. It’s interesting how little that’s changed … Continue reading

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Shaking up Tradition

It’s hard to beat Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” when it comes to mocking sanctimonious hypocrisy. The imagery of a traditional setting invites all kinds of opinions. You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/K16fG1sDagU Unfortunately, the conversation of how … Continue reading

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Spiritual Road Rash

I have a scar on my right knee. As a matter of fact, I have several life-long souvenirs from up close encounters with the pavement via bikes, skateboards, etc. Spiritually speaking I also have similar reminders, but thankfully, following those over-the-handle-bars … Continue reading

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10 Great Bible Study Questions

When studying a Bible passage, consider starting with these great questions I recently heard: What stands out about it? Is there anything you don’t like about it (makes you uncomfortable)? Is there anything about it you don’t understand? Is there a sin … Continue reading

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Is it a Test or Temptation?

Often, a dilemma contains both; a test and a temptation. The trick of course is to identify one from the other. Let’s explore it by looking at a familiar story:  5Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude … Continue reading

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Beyond Stained Glass

I confess. During worship services as a kid, there were moments of day-dreaming (all spiritual of course). In my mind, there were endless amounts of exciting things happening on the other side of those stained glass windows. Right past the … Continue reading

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Calling Fire from Heaven

Admit it. In the face of contemporary moral decline and agenda driven news, this thought has crossed your mind: “A little fire from heaven about now would make believers out of these people!” Well, you probably haven’t, but I admit … Continue reading

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