Category Archives: Church of God

Take Up The Woke Man’s Burden

This morning as I was getting ready for work I found that an online acquaintance of mine had written an article dealing with the sacramental aspects of the plague to mankind known as wokeness.  It is often helpful when we … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Hyrax

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the UCG Portland congregation on June 27, 2020.  The message is based on a previous study of the hyrax done by the author.] Are you smarter than a Bible … Continue reading

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Strangers Here Below

When reading books about the application of the biblical law to contemporary society, it is common to read works from mainstream Christians that seek to position themselves as not being Theonomists but at the same time assuming that believers have … Continue reading

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Ler Sem Comprender

Let me begin with a story.  This past Sabbath I was supposed to give a sermonette in place of someone who was visiting out of town.  I had received an e-mail message earlier in the week mentioning that there was … Continue reading

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Creating A Holy Nation

[The following is the text for a message given to the UCG The Dalles congregation for Pentecost on May 31, 2020.] Almost 3500 years ago, as the festival of Pentecost was approaching, the children of Israel, who had just been … Continue reading

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But Without Your Consent, I Wanted To Do Nothing

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the UCG Portland congregation on Sabbath, May 16, 2020.] The problem of coercion and consent are important ones in our times.  Whether we examine the continuing debate over the … Continue reading

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Shadowed Ambition

Although it might seem strange to us today, just 150 years ago politicians had to at least pay lip service to the ideal that they were to be drafted and called into office and not push and strive openly for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Minister’s Toolbox

Minister’s Toolbox:  A Handbook To Help Church Leaders Stay Strong In Their Callings, by Casey Sabella [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by ReedsyDiscovery in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] If … Continue reading

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According To You

Yesterday I found myself the unwitting witness of an attempt by someone to justify not behaving in a loving and Christian fashion towards someone he considered to be a horrible sinner.  This is not an uncommon occurrence, and perhaps you … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Yesterday I had the opportunity to listen to a much-hyped message that sought to present the experience that we are having during these days of Coronavirus as some kind of new normal that we might have to adjust ourselves too.  … Continue reading

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