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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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We are nearing the end of our look at the seven “I AM” statements of Jesus in John’s gospel. To date, we have seen Jesus as the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate to the sheepfold, the good shepherd, and the resurrection and the life! This week, he is the way,…

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I am not afraid of the dark so much as I am of what is in that dark. I make the room as dark as it can be while I am sleeping, and I experience no fear of that dark. I like the theater to be dark when Alean and I are watching a movie, and that…

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Imitation I suspect it is the practice of almost every toddler to step into mom or dad’s shoes. My granddaughter, Peyton, is intrigued by my shoes and looks adorable trying to wear them. Grandpa wears these things, so it must be important for me to wear them too, just like grandpa. We imitate those we deem…

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I decided to buy my wife, Alean, a new car. For years she has blazed her way around town in a sporty, red, Ford Mustang. It was a cute car, and it was very fun to drive, but as she and I age, our center of gravity shifts and muscle aches rise, and we have…

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One of the better known verses in the New Testament is John 20:31. In this verse, John explains precisely why he chose to include the specific signs of Jesus that he chose, telling us he included them so we might believe Jesus is the Son of God, and that by believing, we might have life in his name.…

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I recently addressed a gathering of believers, explaining to them Paul’s use of the terms, “spiritual,” “carnal,” and “natural” when discussing the human condition. In this address, I touched on the danger of religious arrogance and, in that context, said that it has been my observation that there are two arenas in which people of…

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I have almost completed reading a book that is mildly getting under my skin. It is well written, and the author does argue his case with diligence and skill. The challenge I have with the book is that the author’s arguments, though passionate, are invalid! An argument based on a fallacious foundation is an argument…

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I find it fascinating to watch people from the time the Thanksgiving meal is cleaned up to the time we usher in a new year. As one who dislikes crowds, watching people is the only thing that makes being at the mall an acceptable reality for me this time of year. The facial expressions in…

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