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Jesus the Radical?

I went to my church’s Bible study last night.  We’re going through the Gospel of Luke right now.  The Bible study booklet was saying that Jesus was seeking to bring about radical change. Several years ago, I was in another … Continue reading

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Applying Luke 7 (Jesus Raising the Widow’s Son from the Dead)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about a story in Luke 7, in which Jesus raises from the dead a widow’s only son, who died at a young age.  This story has troubled me somewhat.  V 13 says … Continue reading

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The Good Old (Religious?) Days?

The person giving the sermon this morning referred to a statistic that said that 25 percent of people in their 20’s and 30’s lack a religious affiliation.  She wondered how children would learn about the faith if that is the … Continue reading

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Respecting Authority

“Your beliefs should be in line with your pastor’s”, the leader of a Bible study group I was in said in the group’s first meeting of the school year.  “I believe in church authority, so the minister has a right … Continue reading

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John and John: Openness to Biblical Criticism

My church started a new Bible study last night.  We’re going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card. What impressed me most last night was the openness of people in the group, and Michael Card on the DVD, … Continue reading

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Revisiting “What If Jesus Came to Your House?”

At church this morning, we didn’t have a sermon.  Rather, we sang a lot of hymns, and a congregant recited the poem, “What If Jesus Came to Your House?” The congregant actually recited this poem a couple of years ago, … Continue reading

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Saturday and Doubt

Church this morning was about Doubting Thomas.  The pastor was talking about the problem of Jesus not being present with his disciples or anyone else on earth between the times of his crucifixion and his resurrection.  Jesus was not healing … Continue reading

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On Islam, Humility, Biblical Interpretation, Etc.

My church’s Bible study group is still going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, With Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung. The last two sessions have been about Romans 9-11, in which Paul is in anguish because most … Continue reading

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Ramblings About Last Night’s Bible Study, Using Romans 9:1-5 as a Starting-Point

I went to my church’s Bible study group last night.  We’re going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, With Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung. I didn’t make last week’s Bible study because I was in Indiana for … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Original Sin

My church’s Bible study group is going through Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.  We’re using the booklet, Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, With Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung.  Last night, we talked about Romans 5:12-19.  This is … Continue reading

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