Category Archives: Bible

Mysteries Of The Bible: Is Satan Necessary?

Late last night, as I was sleepy after volleyball practice, I received the following set of questions from a loyal reader of this blog that I thought worthy of discusses at some length, with a minimum of speculation.  The initial … Continue reading

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Distorting Reality By Despising Others

Yesterday at services in Portland, the gentleman who gave the sermonette had a thoughtful subject to discuss [1] and he went about his message in a very intriguing way.  First, he began with an object illustration that I found highly … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Does The Bible Mean By Discerning The Times?

Yesterday evening, I read the following e-mail from one of my readers who had a thoughtful question to me.  I gave this reader a short reply but mentioned that I would like to write a longer post to give a … Continue reading

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Numbers 6:22-27: The Lord Bless You And Keep You

It is a tradition within the Church of God that the second Sabbath after the end of the Feast of Tabernacles there is in local congregations the blessing of the little children, either those children born within the previous year … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seeing The Supernatural

Seeing The Supernatural:  How To Sense, Discern, And Battle In The Spiritual Realm, by Jennifer Eivaz [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It may seem particularly humorous, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sinners In The Hand Of A Loving God

Sinners In The Hand Of A Loving God:  The Scandalous Truth Of The Very Good News, by Brian Zahnd [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Waterbrook.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] The title … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Explanation Of Biblical Symbols

Over the course of the Feast of Tabernacles, one of my friends in my local church congregation sent me an e-mail request asking if I would take it upon myself to write a complete explanation of biblical symbols from the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everywhere You Go There’s A Zacchaeus Up The Tree

Everywhere You Go There’s A Zacchaeus Up The Tree:  Small Town Faith And Words Of Wisdom, by Roger Campbell, edited by Timothy Campbell [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are … Continue reading

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Perhaps The Best Feast Ever

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette that was scheduled in the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on October 14, 2017.  It ended up not being given because of a last minute change of schedule.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wonderful Spirit-Filed Life

The Wonderful Spirit-Filled Life, by Charles Stanley This book is better than it has any right being.  That is not to say that there aren’t problems with this book, and there are quite a few, but this book actually has … Continue reading

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