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I have been somewhat taken aback by the volume of material posted over the last four or five months regarding the oppression of women in the body of Christ. To my shame, I did not recognize this was as widespread an issue as it seems to be. The pervasiveness of the issue is clearly evinced…

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Those of you who have followed my writings for years will know that I have a cardiologist, Dr. James Bradford Diestelhorst, stemming from a pair of life-threatenng events in 2012. If you have an appointment to see Dr. Diestelhorst at 10:30 in the morning, you will see him at 10:30 in the morning. He takes great pride…

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It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.– Psalm 119:71, ESV This is not an oft-heard sentiment. Rather, our response to any sort of affliction is typically intonings of depression, complaint, or simple whining. I don’t know that I have ever heard (outside of this psalm) an individual express gratitude for…

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Social media is rife with eschatalogical speculation. Stong opinions surface in discussions of end-times events. Clashing viewpoints devolve into debates and arguments resulting in bruised emotions and broken relationships. While it is true that we are called to “keep watch”1 for the return of the Master, I find myself less interested in the making of charts…

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We are told in 1 John that we should “walk in the light as he himself is in the light.”1 We walk in the light. God is the light, and he is in the light. The result of our walking in the light is that we have fellowship with others who also walk in the light. I read once that “darkness is…

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Some conversations just stick with you. I recall a very brief conversation I had as a teenager, a conversation with a man who was probably in his late thirties. I asked the gentleman, in some way or other, how his day was going. To this day, I can hear his response, “Oh, you know ……

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In a time and culture that finds the idea of shame shameful (i.e. “How dare you shame them in that way!”), it seems prudent to point out that shame is neither always nor universally a bad thing. If one transcends the ideology of current-generation westernism, they are quickly sobered by the reality that the overwhelming…

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Far too frequently we are presented with a false dichotomy, pressed to choose between two ostensibly opposing concepts. We can choose God or we can choose science, but we cannot choose both because they are said to be at odds and, as such, cannot coexist. No folly could possibly be further from the truth. God…

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I can conscientiously recite neither the Apostles Creed nor the Nicene Creed, both of which are frequently recited in unison at more liturgical assemblies of believers. It is a conviction I hold and one to which I will remain faithful until such time as I am persuaded to see it otherwise. I do not anticipate…

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“I wish I had … “ “If only … “ Regrets Sentences that begin this way are depressing. I don’t like dwelling on regrets because regrets are backward facing. Our linear existence always moves forward. There is value in learning from the past and wisdom drives us to do so. The choices I make today…

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