Religion

A New Beginning

on January 14, 2023, 7:37 AM / in Religion

Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. Psalm 120:2 “Christian consciousness begins in the painful realization that what we had assumed was the truth is in fact a lie,” Eugene Peterson wrote in his powerful reflections on Psalm 120. Psalm 120 is the first of the Psalms of Ascents (Psalms 120–134) sung by pilgrims on their way […]

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The Crowd

on January 13, 2023, 7:03 AM / in Religion

I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for [my people’s] sake. Romans 9:3 “Men have been found to resist the most powerful monarchs and to refuse to bow down before them,” observed philosopher and author Hannah Arendt (1906–75). She added, “[B]ut few indeed have been found to resist the crowd, to stand up alone […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on January 13, 2023, 6:43 AM / in Religion

Elisabeth Elliot ~ “Jesus slept on a pillow in the midst of a raging storm. How could He? Because He slept in the calm assurance that His Father was in control. His was a quiet heart.” Keep a Quiet Heart, p 17 Mark 4:37-39 H/T Lucy

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What Do Thy Seek?

What Do Thy Seek?

on January 13, 2023, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

“It was for freedom that Christ has made us free.” Freedom, I mean true freedom has always been purchased with blood. It is only maintained by vigilance. Christ purchased our freedom from sin and death and with His blood, but we only walk in that freedom according to the vigilance with which we embrace the grace of God, shun the […]

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Whom have I in heaven but you?

on January 12, 2023, 7:52 AM / in Religion

Psalm 73:25-26 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Lord God, Be the center of our hope and may your love for us be the wellspring of all of our desires. Through Jesus […]

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The Rest of Our Story

on January 12, 2023, 6:38 AM / in Religion

Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, . . . has triumphed. Revelation 5:5 For more than six decades, news journalist Paul Harvey was a familiar voice on American radio. He would say with a colorful flair, “You know what the news is, in a minute you’re going to hear the rest of […]

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How many US teenagers have viewed online porn?

How many US teenagers have viewed online porn?

on January 11, 2023, 8:38 AM / in Religion

JIM DENISON, PHD According to a new report (PDF) by the nonprofit child advocacy group Common Sense Media, 73 percent of US teenagers seventeen years of age or younger have viewed online pornography. Fifty-four percent of those age thirteen or younger have seen online porn. On average, they first consumed pornography when they were twelve years old. Nearly one-third of all teens […]

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Georgia repeats as NCAA football champions

Georgia repeats as NCAA football champions

on January 10, 2023, 9:11 AM / in Religion

JIM DENISON, PHD “The eyes of the Lᴏʀᴅ range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV). The Georgia Bulldogs repeated as national champions last night with their 65–7 win over the TCU Horned Frogs. Only eight schools have won repeat national championships since the start of the modern era in 1936. The current playoff format […]

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The latest on Damar Hamlin: Why I agree with religious skeptics

on January 9, 2023, 9:06 AM / in Religion

 JIM DENISON, PHD “When you put real love out into the world it comes back to you 3x’s as much. The Love has been overwhelming, but I’m thankful for every single person that prayed for me and reached out. We brung the world back together behind this. If you know me you know this only gone make me stronger. On […]

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The Right Jesus

on January 9, 2023, 8:12 AM / in Religion

If someone . . . preaches a [false] Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, . . . you [wrongly] put up with it. 2 Corinthians 11:4 The buzz in the room faded to a comfortable silence as the book club leader summarized the novel the group would discuss. My friend Joan listened closely but didn’t recognize the plot. Finally, she […]

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Made for Adventure

on January 6, 2023, 6:16 AM / in Religion

Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Genesis 1:28 I recently made a wonderful discovery. Following a dirt path into a cluster of trees near my home, I found a hidden homemade playground. A ladder made of sticks led up to a lookout, swings made from old cable spools hung from branches, and there was […]

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Rescue Mission

on January 3, 2023, 6:09 AM / in Religion

Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God. Psalm 38:15 Volunteers at a farm animal rescue organization in Australia found a wandering sheep weighed down by more than seventy-five pounds of filthy, matted wool. Rescuers suspected the sheep had been forgotten and lost in the bush for at least five years. Volunteers soothed him through the uncomfortable […]

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The ironic reason we begin the new year with the iconic “ball drop”

The ironic reason we begin the new year with the iconic “ball drop”

on January 2, 2023, 6:14 AM / in Religion

JIM DENISON, PHD Lebanon, Pennsylvania, dropped a giant package of bologna to mark the new year. Tallapoosa, Georgia, dropped a possum. Boise, Idaho, unsurprisingly dropped a giant potato. And, as everyone knows, New York City staged its iconic “ball drop” once again as around a million people packed the Times Square area and millions more watched on television. When you think about it, watching […]

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Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

on December 31, 2022, 6:14 AM / in Religion

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 At the age of 103, a woman named Man Kaur competed as India’s oldest female athlete during the 2019 World Masters Athletic Championship in Poland. Remarkably, Kaur won gold in four events (javelin throw, shot put, 60-meter dash, and 200-meter run). […]

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Amy Grant receives Kennedy Center Honors, will host same-sex wedding

Amy Grant receives Kennedy Center Honors, will host same-sex wedding

on December 31, 2022, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant, left, reacts as she is recognized by President Joe Biden during the Kennedy Center honorees reception at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. The 2022 Kennedy Center Honorees are from left, Amy Grant, Bono, Gladys Knight, and The Edge. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) JIM DENISON, PHD In a televised special tonight, Amy […]

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Grace Amid the Chaos

on December 30, 2022, 6:29 AM / in Religion

They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:30 I was drifting off into an impromptu nap when it hit me. From the basement, my son ripped a chord on his electric guitar. The walls reverberated. No peace. No quiet. No nap. Moments later, competing music greeted my ears: my daughter playing […]

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A SAVIOR is born

A SAVIOR is born

on December 30, 2022, 5:38 AM / in History, Religion

A SAVIOR IS BORN There are over 300 prophecies about a coming Messiah in the Old Testament. Jesus fulfilled them. I just want to highlight 5 related to His birth. 1. Genesis 3:15 — “And I will put enmity. Between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” After Adam […]

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When You’re Afraid

on December 26, 2022, 6:18 AM / in Religion

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12 I had a medical checkup scheduled, and although I’d had no recent health concerns, I dreaded the visit. I was haunted by memories of an unexpected diagnosis long ago. While I knew God was with me and I should simply trust Him, […]

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Just to Remind you of what yesterday was all about…..

Just to Remind you of what yesterday was all about…..

on December 26, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, Religion

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought […]

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CHRISTMAS – WHAT MAKES IT IMPORTANT?

on December 25, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

What Makes Christmas Important? IS IT THE DATE? Some mistakenly think that December 25th was the day Christ was born. The honest truth is, that no one is exactly sure when Christ was born. The Bible is strangely silent on the issue! Let me share with you some interesting historical notes. Did you know that the Apostolic and early churches […]

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