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Throwing Rocks

I have a commentary on Isaiah that is basically useless except for an occasional quote such as this one: When someone has been wronged, it is easy for the awareness of that injustice to possess the whole being.  John Goldingay While Mr. Goldingay and I disagree on many issues regarding the prophet Isaiah’s writings, we […]

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Don’t Waste Offenses

This post was originally shared over at ChurchCental.com It is inevitable that offenses will come to us. Someone somewhere at some time will say or do something that will bother us. Perhaps they will be rude, speak evil of us, not appreciate our efforts or intentions, or worse, assign us evil motives when we really […]


Do I Have To? 1

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presents an example of how to pray. Millions of us have memorized the prayer best known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” I wonder though, if we have lost something due to the familiarity of the words?   Beginning in the third sentence we encounter these thoughts: “Give us this day […]

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Spiritual Incrementalism – Part One

Many of us bemoan losing our society to wickedness. We see the direction that our nation is heading and we grieve. We did not lose everything overnight and we will not gain it back that way either. We gain or lose ground by inches. I believe this is also true in our walk with God. […]


New Life

We have some friends that we have known for many, many years. In addition to being really nice people, they play bluegrass music. Frequent guests at festivals and Silver Dollar City, the Downing Family are talented musicians and produce some excellent tunes. As a disclaimer, I am not a paid spokesman and do not receive […]

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