Category Archives: Church of God

In Articulo Mortis

For whatever reason, it sometimes falls to me [1] to introduce songs for special music and to give some sort of explanation of their meaning or context.  I suppose it is well known that these are areas of interest to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Christian Graces

Christian Graces:  God’s Blueprint For The Development Of Complete Christians, by Adam Cozort [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Book Crash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Some months ago I originally requested this book to … 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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Where Are My Muffins, Or, Let’s Hear It For The Apology Tour

Yesterday, while I was chatting with a friend, she told me a funny story.  The family had gotten banana nut muffins to eat and there had not been enough muffins for everyone, and so my friend’s sister was upset.  This … 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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You Take The High Road, And I’ll Take The Low Road, And I’ll Get To Scotland Before You

One of the music reviewers online whose videos I enjoy–there are quite a few–is named Anthony Fantano, who claims himself to be the Internet’s busiest music nerd [1].  Some time ago a magazine wrote a hack job on him that … 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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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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Who Died And Made You King Of Anything?

One of my favorite songs for 2010 is one that I don’t talk about often because my feelings about the song are somewhat complicated.  The song, “King Of Anything,” was a hit by Sara Bareilles [1], and the song is … Continue reading

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