Category Archives: Musings

The Macedonian Call

[Note: The below is the prepared text of a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on October 24, 2020.] We have just returned from a Feast of Tabernacles that is different from any one in recent memory. Most of … Continue reading

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That Ah-Ha Moment

One of the interesting aspects, at least as far as personal conversations went during the recent Feast of Tabernacles, was how quite a few of the people I was chatting with were still drawing lessons and insights ten years later … Continue reading

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On The Divine Providence Of Plague

In 2020, it seems appropriate that we should reflect upon the divine providence of plague as it relates to the fate of people and nations. As might be imagined, these are matters that cut multiple ways, and sometimes plague is … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Dollar, Another War

I often find it amusing when the same problems manifest themselves over and over again. As I have often noted, communication is a particularly Nathanish problem, but it is not only a problem for me personally, but also a problem … Continue reading

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

One of the aspects of divine reproduction in mankind that is of importance is the way that God has sought to create things on earth the way that they are in heaven. This particular area of the Bible has a … Continue reading

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When You’re Explaining, You’re Losing

One of the instincts of human beings is to explain when things aren’t going well. This makes sense on some level. After all, we have the capacity to reason and communicate and when things go wrong this is something that … Continue reading

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2 Peter 1:1-11: Through These You May Be Partakers Of The Divine Nature

In looking at the relevance of the one divine nature to believers, let us continue where we left off previously [1], looking at the beginning of 2 Peter to examine what it is that is expected out of the lives … Continue reading

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Participants In The Divine Nature

Some time ago, I wrote at some length about the divine nature that Jesus Christ maintained as a human being and how it was that He was a human being in form but not in terms of having a corrupt … Continue reading

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At Some Point You Should Be Expected To Grow Up

I’m a Fleetwood Mac fan, and that has not always been an easy thing to be given the band’s self-destructive tendencies, which have continued long after the band members could have been expected to grow up and mellow out. Although … Continue reading

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Public Health: Same As It Ever Was

It is not often when the Washington Post and I agree on something, but today I found an example of a case where this happens. The Washington Post reported, as if it was a new and unusual insight, that the … Continue reading

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