Religion

Paddling Home

Paddling Home

on May 22, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13 I like Reepicheep, C. S. Lewis’ tough little talking mouse in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Determined to reach the “utter East” and join the great lion Aslan [symbolic of Christ], Reepicheep declares his resolve: “While I may, I sail East in Dawn Treader. […]

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What makes ‘The Voice’ winner so special: The joy of loving God with ‘all your soul’

What makes ‘The Voice’ winner so special: The joy of loving God with ‘all your soul’

on May 21, 2020, 8:54 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Todd Tilghman grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. He and Brooke, his high school sweetheart, were married in 1998. He eventually became pastor of his home church. Todd and Brooke had three children, then adopted a daughter from South Korea and her biological sister. The couple then had three more children for a total of eight. Todd never sang […]

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God’s Dwelling Place

God’s Dwelling Place

on May 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Revelation 21:4 James Oglethorpe (1696–1785) was a British general and member of Parliament who had a vision for a great city. Charged with settling the state of Georgia in North America, he planned the city of Savannah according to that vision. He designed a series of squares, each […]

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These Nashville attorneys fought for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, in their United Methodist church

on May 20, 2020, 6:58 AM / in Religion, State News

The United Methodist Church has been preyed on from the heretic on the left for years because they were considered weak in their faith at times. Even a few of their own ministers fell from grace over the issue. Why might you ask? We suspect it is because as a church some feel they can save mankind from the depths […]

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Restoring Spiritual Sight

Restoring Spiritual Sight

on May 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. —Psalm 119:130 Sanduk Ruit is a Nepalese doctor who has used his scalpel, microscope, and simplified cataract surgery technique to give sight to almost 70,000 people over the past 23 years. The poorest patients who visit his nonprofit eye center in Katmandu pay with just their gratitude. […]

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Ten-year-old’s ‘Joke of the Day’ is making a difference: A practical way to ‘know God’s presence’

Ten-year-old’s ‘Joke of the Day’ is making a difference: A practical way to ‘know God’s presence’

on May 19, 2020, 8:13 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison “Why are ghosts such bad liars? Because you can see right through them.” Ethan LyBrand has been supplying a “Joke of the Day” such as this one during the pandemic. His audience is part of what makes this such a terrific story: Ethan is filming his jokes to share through the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) social channels. […]

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Quadriplegic climbs Mount Everest at home: A question I hope you’ll ask today

Quadriplegic climbs Mount Everest at home: A question I hope you’ll ask today

on May 18, 2020, 7:48 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Ed Jackson was a professional rugby player before a spinal injury in April 2017 shattered his career and left him paralyzed from the neck down. After months of therapy, he was able to regain some use of his body. However, he suffers from Brown-Séquard syndrome, a neurological condition in which his left side does not function well […]

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Gov Inslee: “Let our people go to church!” (Washington State)

on May 18, 2020, 7:24 AM / in Announcements, Religion

In Exodus 5:1, God begins the process of delivering the children of Israel from the shackles of bondage in Egypt, by sending Moses and Aaron to deliver a message to its national leader, Pharaoh. The message from God was simple, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in […]

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The Heavenly Alternative

The Heavenly Alternative

on May 18, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. —2 Corinthians 5:8 Recently, I wished a young friend “Happy Birthday” and asked him how it felt to be a year older. His playful response? “Well, I guess it’s better than the alternative!” We smiled and laughed together, but later […]

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Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday!

on May 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion
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Time to Grow

Time to Grow

on May 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

At the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Galatians 6:9 In Debbie’s new home, she discovered an abandoned plant in a dark corner of the kitchen. The dusty and ragged leaves looked like those of a moth orchid, and she imagined how pretty the plant would look once it had sent up new bloom-bearing […]

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Is He Good?

Is He Good?

on May 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He said to the woman, “Did God really say . . . ?”Genesis 3:1 “I don’t think God is good,” my friend told me. She had been praying for years about some difficult issues, but nothing had improved. Her anger and bitterness over God’s silence grew. Knowing her well, I sensed that deep down she believed God is good, but […]

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Open Eyes

Open Eyes

on May 15, 2020, 8:13 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson  I keep coming back to this passage on Elisha in 2 Kings. I don’t remember a week in the past year where I have not thought about it and I come back to it even more of late. You know the one from 2 Kings 6: 15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in […]

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Always in His Care

Always in His Care

on May 15, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.Psalm 139:2 Veteran news reporter Scott Pelley never goes on assignment without his travel essentials—a shortwave radio, camera, indestructible suitcase, laptop computer, phone, and an emergency locator beacon that works anywhere. “You extend the antenna, push two buttons, and it sends a signal to a satellite […]

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Space junk that could have fallen on New York City and the risk of ‘murder hornets’: When bad news becomes good news

Space junk that could have fallen on New York City and the risk of ‘murder hornets’: When bad news becomes good news

on May 14, 2020, 9:11 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Sometimes, the best news is that bad news didn’t become news. Earlier this week, the body of a spent Chinese rocket became the largest piece of space junk to fall uncontrolled toward our planet in decades. According to the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron, the core passed directly over New York City before scattering debris on the west coast of […]

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Are Traditionalists “Leaving” The United Methodist Church?

on May 14, 2020, 7:31 AM / in Religion

Before the Pandemic Are Traditionalists “Leaving” The United Methodist Church? By Thomas Lambrecht The recently announced separation plan called the “Protocol on Reconciliation and Grace through Separation” has aroused many reactions in and beyond the church. Some are satisfied and even hopeful that the long-running conflict in our church can finally be over and traditional and evangelical United Methodists will […]

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A doctor saves the man who saved him: The best way to treat every person we meet

A doctor saves the man who saved him: The best way to treat every person we meet

on May 13, 2020, 8:45 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Dr. Rick Pitera is an anesthesiologist at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Five years ago, he had a heart attack that led to a long recovery through physical therapy. His exercise therapist in the cardiac rehabilitation unit was named Danny Radice. The two worked together for several difficult weeks. “He helped me get my life […]

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Unseen, Yet Loved

Unseen, Yet Loved

on May 13, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Though you have not seen him, you love him. 1 Peter 1:8 Like others in the blogging community, I’d never met the man known to us as BruceC. Yet when his wife posted a note to the group to let us know that her husband had died, a string of responses from distant places showed we all knew we had […]

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Pete Buttigieg is Wrong — God Still Forbids All Homosexual Acts

Pete Buttigieg is Wrong — God Still Forbids All Homosexual Acts

on May 12, 2020, 7:57 AM / in Opinion, Religion

God does not speak out of both sides of his mouth. Neither should we. by Msgr. Charles Pope In recent remarks, Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, remarked that his same-sex “marriage” to Chasten Glezman has brought him closer to God. His remarks were directed toward Vice President Mike Pence, who is on record as […]

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Ambassador of Love

Ambassador of Love

on May 12, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Read: John 3:9-21 | Bible in a Year: 2 Kings 15–16; John 3:1-18 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 In my work as a chaplain, some people occasionally ask if I am willing to give them some additional spiritual help. While I’m happy […]

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