Monthly Archives: May 2014

IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Absurdity Of It All

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“You mean to tell me God became a baby and He was born in a stable?”

This question was asked by a young man following one of Landon Saunders lectures.  It was obvious this man wasn’t being cynical, or seeking attention.  He just had to understand. So he half asked and half stated what Saunders had been explaining. Continue reading

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Responding to America’s Abortion Culture

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“How do we interact in a secular world, where we often feel between a rock and the hard place?” asked Stephen, one of our regular readers.

Stephen cited two areas of concern.  The Christian’s attitude toward the sin of homosexuality and the problem of abortion.  Yesterday, we discussed the importance of applying the command to “love your neighbor” as it relates to those engaged in sinful lifestyles.  Today, we want to address to the issue of abortion.   Continue reading

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How Does The Second Great Commandment Apply to Treatment of Homosexuals?

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“How do we hold to “both” values that homosexuality is a sin but that gays shouldn’t be discriminated against? — or in Africa, killed”

This question was one of several that I began answering yesterday raised by one of my regular readers. It was in response to a post last week “What is Truth?”

The same reader previously asked a very probing and important question regarding the Christian’s attitude and treatment of homosexuals.  Continue reading

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Upholding Truth In A Secular Society

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One of our regular readers, Stephen, recently responded to my post last week, “What is Truth?”

“But how you (and other socially conservative Christians) commonly define “Truth” in rigid absolute right/wrong terms sometimes pushes me away,” Stephen wrote. “In saying that God’s “Truth” is absolutely clear-cut creates the Todd Aikens of this world.”  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Memory

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Three old men were sitting around Pete’s house one morning drinking coffee and sharing how forgetful they were getting.

The first man said, “Sometimes I get undressed to get into the shower, and suddenly I can’t remember if I’m getting in or getting out.”

The second man said, “Well, sometimes I’ll find myself on the stairs, and I’m not able to remember if I’m going up or coming down.”

Pete piped up and said, “Well, so far I haven’t had that problem. So just “knock on wood” and hope what is happening to you guys doesn’t happen to me.”

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Paradox of the Cross

Norma Jean and I are enjoying a little R & R today, here’ a reblog from our Friday column two years ago.

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The crucifixion of Christ on the cross was one of the great paradoxes of all human history.

By definition a paradox is “a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.”  Jesus often spoke truths that contained a paradox.  Here are three examples. 

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The Impact Of Your Influence

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Bill and Hillary Clinton were on vacation back in her home state of Illinois.  One afternoon they decided to go for a drive to see the countryside and some of Hillary’s “old “haunts.” After driving for a while, they stopped for gas at a tiny station in small town.  One of those that still pump gas for you!

As the man walked out to help them, Hillary jumped out of the car and screamed, “Charlie!  Is that you?  I can’t believe it!” Continue reading

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