Tag Archives: kingdom of God

The Color of Your Skin Matters to God

[From the archives.] People of Color People are like crayons… It doesn’t matter what color they are, it’s the picture they make. (Anonymous.) One of our former executives here at the courthouse had a poster on her wall that always made … Continue reading

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Patriarchy on the Equality of Women and Men

A patriarchy paraphrase: Sadly, I’ve read too many people’s posts that can be distilled down to that meme. For a look at what the Bible really says about the roles of women and men in God’s kingdom, see: 1) Patriarchy … Continue reading

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Your vote is powerless to make America a Christian nation 

[An election season reminder from the archives.] The United States is not now and never has been a Christian nation. How do I know? Because the founding document that provides the framework for all laws, rules, decisions and regulations ever passed, … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July Thought on the Downside of Patriotism

[From the archives.] Soon after I became a Christian I had a conversation with a youth pastor. July Fourth was coming up and he said that he thought patriotism was very Godly. I asked, “What about citizens in Nazi Germany?” “Ummm … … Continue reading

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Why America Has Never Been A Christian Nation

[Updated from the archives.] Happy Birthday, America! Monday marks 240 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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Women and Men in the Kingdom of God – As it was in the beginning …

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 22:13.) As Jesus intended in the beginning, he has brought with him in the end. Amen. *** Slide text: Genesis 2 – … Continue reading

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America Is Not A Christian Nation

Today marks the 228th birthday of the United States Constitution. Happy Constitution Day! I hope you bought enough candles for the cake. To commemorate the day, let’s remember this: The United States is not now and never has been a Christian … Continue reading

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Favoritism Has Its Place

[Updated from the archives.] *** Have you ever felt the sting of someone playing favorites and leaving you on the outside? It might have happened in your family among siblings, or in school with a teacher, or at work with … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents – Never Enough Money

No one can redeem the life of another     or give to God a ransom for them— the ransom for a life is costly,     no payment is ever enough— so that they should live on forever     and not see decay. (Psalm … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Novels and Hannah More’s Life – intersecting planes

Jane Austen and Hannah More were contemporaries in the late 1700s and early 1800s (even though More was born long before Austen and lived well after Austen’s death). Austen is known for her novels, and while she did not invent … Continue reading

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