Category Archives: Church of God

Kings And Priests In The Bible

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on September 28, 2022.] This is a busy time of year for all of us as we prepare … Continue reading

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The Feast Of Trumpets In Reverse

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a sermon delivered to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, September 24, 2022.] It is customary as we approach the Feast of Trumpets to view this festival … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings of Paul: Part Four

[Note: Parts One, Two, and Three of this paper can be read through the provided links.] Having examined representation in the writings of Paul as far as the relationship between husbands and wives and the role of women in the … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Three

[Note: The previous parts of this series may be found here and here.] Having examined, at least briefly, the way that Paul uses representation when it comes to matters of ethnicity and political identity, it is worthwhile to ponder the … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part Two

[Note: Part One of this series can be found here.] When we hear the term representation in the contemporary world, the idea is often that various subaltern groups who have suffered at the hand of a reputedly cruel and unjust … Continue reading

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Representation In The Writings Of Paul: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with a deacon from a nearby congregation whom I happen to know fairly well who was talking about a paper he was working on concerning the contentious issue of women’s roles … Continue reading

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The Inescapability Of Politics

My sincerest sympathies and no small amount of empathy are with anyone who attempts to wrestle with the issue of politics when it comes to the Church of God. The main reason for this is the wide gulf that exists … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of The Sabbath: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 23, 2022.] When we last spoke about the boundaries of the Sabbath we focused on the discussion … Continue reading

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The Legend Of The K-Car

What you think about the K-Car, as is the case with so many other things, depends on your perspective. If you are a fan of the Chrysler company, the K-Car represents the way that the Chrysler Company survived throughout the … Continue reading

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Snakes In The Grass

Some time ago, during the course of our recent travels, my mother and I had a discussion about a situation that had occurred relating to some ministers that we both know who have been involved in some of the international … Continue reading

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