Tag Archives: Jesus

The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Men are Not Lords over Women – overcoming the unbiblical savior complex

A recent commenter on this blog relied on this passage for the lordship of husbands over wives: Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as … Continue reading

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The Facts Are in the Questions – a look at courtrooms and faith

Getting the Preliminaries Right I had no experience as a judge when I started. That’s to be expected. Becoming a judge is how one learns what it is like to be a judge. But I also had relatively little experience … Continue reading

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The Gossip and Gospel of Jesus

[From the archives.] *** Celebrity gossip is everywhere – supermarket checkout lines, radio talk shows, television programs devoted to nothing but the latest details of celebrities’ lives. Why do we do it? Is it to satisfy our voyeuristic tendencies, are … Continue reading

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When Explaining Your “This” in a Follow-up Comment Defeats the Purpose

[From the archives.] Defeating the Purpose I read a post the other day where one of the commenters wrote a single word: This. That same commenter then immediately posted another comment to explain that by using the single word This … Continue reading

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How to Like the Way You Look in Broad Daylight

Jesus performed his miracles at weddings (John 2:1-11), in wide open spaces (Matthew 14:15-21), on busily traveled roads (Luke 8:40-48), and often entirely in broad daylight. It’s not that he never performed a miracle at night or among a mere … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Fifth Amendment – falsely condemned by his own words

Having your words twisted and used against you hurts. It especially hurts when coming from those you are trying to help. Unjust Accusers Jesus stood trial before people who had been aching for the chance to get him out of … Continue reading

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The United States Has Never Been a Christian Nation – a 4th of July post

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Today marks 241 years since the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to draft and sign the Declaration of Independence. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never … Continue reading

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Communion Feasting: Strong Bread and Strong Wine

[Our church served communion this weekend, so I thought this 2014 post was appropriate.] The communion bread I picked up from the tray was about a tenth the size of my thumbnail, like all the other uniform pieces laying there. … Continue reading

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The Lie of the Heavy Yoke: Debi Pearl’s corruption of God’s character

When you think of Christianity and the metaphor of the yoke, is this the imagery that first comes to mind? A woman married to a Command Man wears a heavier yoke than most women, but it can be a very … Continue reading

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