Religion

The Truth About Truth

The Truth About Truth

on July 15, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

. . . always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. —2 Timothy 3:7 In 1692, Harvard College adopted as its motto Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae—“Truth for Christ and the Church.”Its crest showed three books, one face down to symbolize the limitation of human knowledge. But in recent decades that book has been turned face […]

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No Vacancy

No Vacancy

on July 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer. —Proverbs 18:9 Fred, a clerk in a retail store, was rude to the customers and lazy. On several occasions his boss was about to fire him. But he didn’t follow through because of his concern for Fred’s wife and children, who would suffer […]

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Something I Should Know?

Something I Should Know?

on July 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Matthew 14:23 During a concert, singer-songwriter David Wilcox responded to a question from the audience about how he composes songs. He said there are three aspects to his process: a quiet room, an empty page, and the question, “Is there something I should know?” It struck me as a wonderful […]

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He Calls Them All By Name…. Dedicated to Dan

He Calls Them All By Name…. Dedicated to Dan

on July 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

“He calls them all by their names.” – Psalm 147:2-6 Okay, I am talking about the stars here and at my last count we had something close to 80 sextillion stars that we know of – so far. That’s ten times the number of grains of sand on all the beaches and deserts on the planet, just to give you […]

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A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

on July 11, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11 Mary was widowed and facing serious health challenges when her daughter invited her to move into the new “granny apartment” attached to her home. Although it would involve leaving friends and the rest of her family many miles away, Mary rejoiced in God’s provision. Six months into her new […]

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The Price Of Involvement

The Price Of Involvement

on July 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

.. . besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. —2 Corinthians 11:28 While making his landmark documentary about World War II, filmmaker Ken Burns and his colleagues watched thousands of hours of military footage. Scenes of the devastating Battle of Peleliu often invaded their dreams at night. Burns told Sacramento Bee reporter […]

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Everything We Need and More

Everything We Need and More

on July 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[God’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life. 2 Peter 1:3 In a field on the English countryside, G. K. Chesterton stood up from where he had been sitting and exploded with laughter. His outburst was so sudden and so loud that the cows could not take their eyes off him. Just minutes before, the […]

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False Predictions

False Predictions

on July 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? —Matthew 24:3 News that a solar eclipse would take place on July 22, 2009, brought an alarming prediction. It was predicted that the eclipse would sufficiently affect gravitational pull, causing tectonic plates to “pop a seam,” resulting […]

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Beware Of What You Want

Beware Of What You Want

on July 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You shall not covet. —Exodus 20:17 Sometimes I wonder why God didn’t list the Ten Commandments in reverse order, since the 10th commandment correlates to the first sin—desire. Eve’s sin wasn’t simply her desire for a piece of fruit; it was the desire for knowledge that Satan told her would make her like God (Gen. 3:5). Eve’s covetousness caused her […]

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Another Democrat Goes Down After His Lies, Hypocrisy, and Corruption Were Exposed

on July 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Gary Curtis  /  Constitution.com U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) resigned from Congress last month, following conviction on more than two dozen counts of racketeering, bribery and fraud, after a month-long trial in federal court. The 59-year-old congressman, who represented parts of Philadelphia since 1995, was found guilty of orchestrating these criminal acts to enrich himself and preserve his political […]

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Retreating Forward

Retreating Forward

on July 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. —Matthew 14:23 A friend told me about his church’s leadership retreat. For 2 days, church leaders pulled away for a time of prayer, planning, and worship. My friend was not only refreshed but also energized. […]

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True Freedom

True Freedom

on July 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free. —Galatians 5:1 In 1776, the 13 British colonies in North America protested the limitations placed on them by the king of England and engaged in a struggle that gave birth to a brand-new republic. The infant nation soon adopted that now-famous document known as the Declaration of […]

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Waiting on God

Waiting on God

on July 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[The Lord] is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 I was sitting with a group of passengers on an airport shuttle heading to our connecting flight when the bus driver was told to “hold in place.” It looked like we would miss our flight, and this was more than […]

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Bearing The Name

Bearing The Name

on July 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. —Acts 11:26 Hans Geiger, Marie Curie, Rudolf Diesel, Samuel Morse, and Louis Braille share something in common. They all invented or discovered something significant that bears their name. Their names, along with many others, appear in the “Encyclopedia Britannica’s Greatest Inventions,” a list of “325 innovations that have had profound effects on […]

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It’s Sunday, Have a Blessed Day!

It’s Sunday, Have a Blessed Day!

on July 1, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Religion
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A Worry List

A Worry List

on July 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Do not worry about tomorrow. —Matthew 6:34 I was worrying about a few things as I sat in my car under a shade tree at lunchtime. Then a robin, with a fat worm dangling from its mouth, landed near my door and looked up at me. The robin was a vivid reminder to me of Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-26, […]

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The Cure Humanism and Humanistic Evangelicalism Can’t Provide

The Cure Humanism and Humanistic Evangelicalism Can’t Provide

on June 30, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by David Fowler   |    FACT This week I end my series on whether America is dying—and it is—and the cure for its death—the Church again proclaiming the sovereignty of God over all things and the depth of humanity’s depravity. Of course, that answer is an anathema to Enlightenment thinkers who espouse human autonomy and the sufficiency of human reason to […]

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Search And Rescue

Search And Rescue

on June 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. —Luke 19:10 Almost every week we see news about a search-and-rescue mission. It may involve a child who wandered away from a family picnic and is lost, or a hiker stranded on a mountain, or people trapped in the rubble following an earthquake. In every […]

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strong foundations

strong foundations

on June 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory  /  this life I live H/T to Jackie Some opportunities in life are just too good to be true… and some, you can’t help but keep pinching yourself at how very lucky you are to be a small part of them. No, unfortunately I didn’t actually get to meet Forrest Gump, but I did get to be on his movie […]

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Paul’s Heart

Paul’s Heart

on June 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

With all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. —Philippians 1:20 According to a long-held Christian tradition, the apostle Paul was beheaded and buried in Rome around ad 67. In 2009, scientists conducted carbon dating tests on what many believe to be his remains. While these tests on […]

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