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Sep
25

The Origin of Our Convictions: 1. On Standing Firm

You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. ~ Ephesians 2:2 the message   Memories drift like afternoon dreams stealing a bit of the present with a beauty and gentle force all their own. October days and the sun is warm and flannel shirts shield cool breezes. Sawdust swirls and lands in piles upon the old building’s floor and the smell of oak boards...
Feb
9

Truth or Consequences: What do you do with Truth?

Yahweh looked down from the heavens on the sons of mankind, to see if there is a wise one, seeking Yahweh. ~ Psalm 14:2 It all started with the dream. Scripture waving around like a flag. And it was lost on me. A friend gave good counsel…“Right there in your Bible. Write it down. Date it. So you don’t forget. Otherwise you will.” So I did. And often as I flipped through pages wearing, worn with study,...
Aug
12

Grace: the intersection between The Creator and the created

Grace is the intersection where Creator and created meet to form an intimate and holy relationship allowing the created to walk in the image of the Creator, and that in doing so the Creator’s love shines through the created bringing light to a darkened world. Faith is the hope of the created in the Creator that secures this belief: along the path, regardless of what remains unseen and whatever may lie...
Aug
4

Questions for the Truth Seeker

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12 I would like to pose some questions and allow scripture to answer them without any further commentary from myself at this time; in the weeks to come, I will be expounding on these...
Jul
1

No. Evil doesn’t just happen.

“For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. 2 Chronicles 16:9 On June 13, 2016, the day after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, Christianitytoday.com posted a blog entry by Karl Vaters entitled, 5 Dumb Things Christians Must Stop Saying When Evil Strikes. Karl Vaters is the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian...

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