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Little known Biblical Characters

The Bible contains many little-known characters, but though they are little-known some of them play vital roles. Without those stories, the Bible and Christianity would not have the principles and helps found in them. The Bible lists some of the stories in Hebrews 11.  Rahab, the harlot that led the …

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Be Consistent

Here we are just a little under two years from the next presidential election and what is coming out of the mouths of the republicans? Religious faith. However how is this religious faith manifested in the last twenty years? Hate and intolerance towards homosexuals, atheists, deists, agnostics, science, woman’s rights, …

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God Helps those who help themselves

God helps those who help themselves. Hezikiah 35: 3.   Of course there is no such, book, chapter, or verse in the Bible. The quotation is from Benjamin Franklin’s Booklet, Poor Richard’s Almanac.  It goes together with other sayings by the American Philosopher, Politician, and Inventor.   You might remember, “a penny …

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Emerging Church

Christian churches should not be based on vain philosophies or ideologies, but they certainly should be progressive and forward-thinking. The church has always embraced the culture which shapes it like the environment, art, language, food, dress and life-style. Many churches have been forced to abandon outdated ways of thinking, here …

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Looking for truth in Christian journalism

Christian news sources suffer the same skewed bias as every other news source; they just do it in a different bent. It is important to be able to examine one’s own views for bias. The difficulty many encounter is differentiating between one’s personal beliefs and the actual news events of …

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Reflections following the Spiritual Path

“I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.” Today we celebrate the feast of our Lord’s Baptism. It is another epiphany following last Sunday’s …

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