Tag Archives: Spirituality

2-22-16 “Labels”

We can be labeled many things by others; “nice”, “mean”, “attractive”, “talented”, “clumsy”, etc. Some are welcome-some aren’t. In the Bible, there’s a lot of people who knew about labels. One of them encountered Jesus while in a lifestyle so colorful … Continue reading

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Does it Really Matter? The Essentials: Part 4-Who is Jesus?

Asking “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 in 2,000 … Continue reading

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Does it Really Matter? The Essentials: Part 2-The Flood

Did some guys actually build a massive boat for themselves (and animals) to escape a huge flood? If so, is it relevant now? Let’s take a look:  The flood described in Genesis is the most sweeping physical event in history. Many … Continue reading

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Does it Really Matter? The Essentials: Part 1-Creation

Ever felt uncertain about the Bible’s validity compared to modern science or philosophy? Maybe you consider stories of “creation-in-6-days” or a “global-flood-and-a-boat” to be more mythical than true? I think most of us have wondered how it all fits together. There … Continue reading

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“OK, Who Trashed the Living Room?”

  “What a mess!” Those words were my first thought when I noticed the clutter scattered around the living room. No, not the space in our home with the TV, but the one that’s more personal. I mean the living space … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Check Level in a Tilted World

This past weekend I worked on a fence project and as I checked the level of a trim board, I discovered a curious thing (yeah, I notice the odd stuff). After adjusting to “level”, it actually appeared to be “un-level”. … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses – “The Working Religion”

Scenario: You’re busy cleaning out the garage on a Saturday morning and notice two well-dressed people going door-to-door on your street. Your neighbor seems interested and takes their material. Later, the neighbor asks your thoughts on their publication called “The … Continue reading

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Are Mormons Christians?

When having a spiritual conversation with a Mormon, the definition of Christianity can become a divisive point. So, what exactly are their beliefs? Let’s look at the history and major doctrines of their system to see how it lines up with scripture.  I. … Continue reading

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Islam: What’s it all about?

Scenario: While talking to your co-worker, the subject of Christmas comes up. Since he’s a Muslim, you ask him his thoughts concerning it. He says he believes Jesus was a great prophet. How do you answer? Obviously, there are lots … Continue reading

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Jesus Among Bumper Stickers

Scenario: In a conversation with your neighbor, you notice a new bumper sticker on their car. It spells C-O-E-X-I-S-T using different religious symbols, including a cross. You ask, ‘What does that sticker mean?” They answer, “It means everyone can get … Continue reading

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Egg Rolls & Enlightenment

Series: Consider this… “A Conversational Defense of our Faith” Lesson 7: “Egg Rolls & Enlightenment” Scenario: During dinner at a Chinese restaurant your child asks, “What does the gold fat statue near the door mean?” How do you answer? Most of … Continue reading

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Karma, Yoga, and Cosmic “Do-Overs”

Series: Consider this… “A Conversational Defense of our Faith” Lesson 6: Karma, Yoga & Cosmic “Do-overs”  Scenario: After a meeting at work, you’re having coffee with a co-worker and they say, “I’m doing the yoga class HR mentioned, and it … Continue reading

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Horoscopes, Curiosity, and Faith

Series: Consider this… “A Conversational Defense of our Faith” Lesson #5: Horoscopes, Curiosity, and Faith Scenario: You’re at lunch with a friend. As you’re both checking phones for email, you’re friend says, “Hey, looks like a good day for me … Continue reading

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