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Ought, Should and Is

From the beginning of recorded history there have been, “ought,” statements that were accepted and also disregarded. Adam was instructed that he; “ought,” not eat from the tree in the middle of the garden; but he did. Still, it was clearly a case of an absolutist, “ought,” statement. As children we were told we shouldn’t [...]

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Dogma and Doctrine

I have been re-thinking the importance of dogmatic assertions concerning the genuine doctrines of the Christian faith and find myself caught between what seems to be opposing standpoints. I say, “seems to be,” because I am convinced that there is really only one correct interpretation of God’s Word; but to a mortal flawed human such [...]

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A Late-Season Frost

OK, here in Missouri, frost in May might not be all that unusual, but after several weeks of warmer temperatures a cold snap is a little shocking to the senses. Dad always told me that if I didn’t like the weather in Missouri, (I grew up in St. Louis), give it an hour and it [...]

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Always Something There to Remind Me

A part of the problem of looking into philosophical concerns is that the questions they raise become questions that encompass areas of our lives that we hadn’t intended. The problem of the presence of evil becomes the personal failing of sin in my life. The question begins with the seeming paradox between a benevolent God [...]

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The Atheist’s Lullaby

I concede from the start that there is little possibility of defeating any argument concerning anything, in so short a space as this presents, but each attempt helps to chip away at the central problem. I cannot possibly eliminate all of the objections of the Atheist in 1400 words, but I can start to show [...]

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Faith is for Real – How About You?

Living in a small town; the movies we get at the local theater are not always what you might call, “First Run.” Recently the film, “God is NOT Dead, He is Surely Alive,” was shown and it received raves from the local community but within the church circles it also spawned what seemed like a [...]

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One on One

2 Chronicles 29-32 describes the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah. This can also be found in the book of 2 Kings, but it made more of an impact for me reading it in Chronicles for some reason. It’s interesting to see that Hezekiah’s reign fell between his father Ahaz and his son Manasseh. It [...]

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How Big is Yours?

To apprehend is to become aware of something whereas, to comprehend is to understand something. There is a world of difference between awareness and understanding. We may be aware of a divine attribute in our own natures without understanding what the workings of that attribute actually are, of how those attributes are to shape us. [...]

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Size Matters

What??? OK, let’s start this way… In 1982, (the dark ages, right?), a movie came out called, “Conan the Barbarian.” In this film we find the hero, Conan, talking with his associate Subotai about their respective gods. It begins… Conan: “What gods do you pray to?” Subotai: “I pray to the four winds…” Conan: “Crom [...]

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February Snow

Back in December I wrote something about how serene, beautiful and romantic the new fallen snow was and how we can find the Rockwell moments in our lives if we will only look through the right eyes. Now, in February, the perspective has changed; why? It’s still white, (mostly), and it looks much the same [...]

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