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- The Christmas Wish
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- The Seating Arrangement at the Last Supper
- Scrooge v. Ghost of Christmas Present on the Sabbath
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- Deuteronomy 24:4: Why Was the Ex-Wife Defiled?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Awkwardness, Forgetting, and Stephen King's IT
- "Of Our Spiritual Strivings"
- Mesothelioma: Virgil's Story
- Book review: Disarming Scripture
- Church Write-Up: Tragedy and Humility
- Friedman-did love really trump hate?
- Writing tips
- Do something novel, sing in church!
- (Some) Best Academic Books of 2017
- Book Write-Up: Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Grief
- Friedman-did God evolve?
- Church Write-Up: Snakes with Legs; Luke’s Census; Shepherds; Dominion; Healing Atonement; Advent; “Let Me Out”; the Way to Repentance
- Guest Blog by Michael Kok: The Tradition about the Apostle and Evangelist John
Category Archives: Holidays
I went to two church services on Easter Sunday. The first was the 8:30 am traditional service at a Missouri Synod Lutheran church. The second was a United Methodist church service. Here are some of my thoughts: A. I was … Continue reading
I have three items about last Sunday’s church service. A. Someone was telling the congregation about his Thanksgiving. He was talking about sitting on the couch, watching football on TV after having his Thanksgiving meal, dozing off. In the midst … Continue reading
Last Sunday, I visited a Presbyterian church. It was Mother’s Day, so the pastor gave people in the audience the microphone so they could share thoughts about their mothers. A young man talked about how his mother taught him not … Continue reading
I have three items for my write-up on church this morning. Since today is Easter Sunday, the sermon was about Jesus’ resurrection. The pastor focused on the story in Luke 24. A. The pastor referred to the Jewish concept of … Continue reading
Many people see New Year’s Day as a time of hope and new beginnings. We may have had a bad year, and we hope for a better one. Or we may simply hope for a better year, even if the … Continue reading
In Matthew 2, magi from the east present the child Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Why did they give Jesus those particular gifts? Here are three items. The first two items draw from Tim Widowfield’s post on … Continue reading
During my prayer time last night, the subject of thanksgiving entered my mind because, well, it is Thanksgiving! Philippians 4:6 came to my mind: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your … Continue reading