Tag Archives: Church of God

Fruit Personality Test

During my Leadership class today, I taught my students about the fruit personality test. Now, I am personally fond of personality tests, and have taken a large amount of them in my time. The rationatle behind the Fruit Personality Test … Continue reading

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The Synergy Problem

One of the more troublesome aspects of our conflict-ridden age is the breakdown of civility across a wide variety of lines. We see it in the breakdown of families in conflict between husbands and wives and parents and children. We … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July Abroad

As I write this it is nearly time here in Thailand for our Fourth of July picnic to begin. The trainees have begun to come back from their travels for Election Sunday, and the first school holiday is upon us. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Lions

Let me begin by telling you all a story. There was once a council of animals, where rabbits and deer, forest animals of all kinds, rubbed elbows with lions and tigers, and the animals demanded equality, that all animals be … Continue reading

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Things Have Changed

In an article by Andrew Spooner for Asian Correspondent [1], a New York Times article [2] quotes a Chiang Mai intellectual (who sounds like a worthwhile acquaintance to make) saying the following: “Villagers describe a sort of democratic awakening in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Doctrine Of Love

I was pleased when my students in my doctrines class voted “love” as one of the doctrines they wanted to know more about, as the doctrine of love is one of my favorite doctrines to examine and study. It had … Continue reading

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On Constitutions And Politics

A body of elites spent months arguing over the proper form of government for their fractured and fragmented society, protesting the rise of popular politics that threatened unity and supporting a conservative system of government that sought to reduce (or … Continue reading

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Psalm 82: You Are Gods

The Psalms are full of calls for social justice and cries against the behavior of the wicked, particularly those who seek to use power and authority and wealth to take advantage or abuse others. It is remarkable that such material … Continue reading

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The Price of Equality And Honor

In this day and age two qualities are particularly valued by people all over the world: equality and honor. All around the world we see oppressed peoples rising up against the dictators that have ruled over them harshly for decades. … Continue reading

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Psalms 14 and 53: The Fool Has Said In His Heart

Notwithstanding some serious biblical warnings about the dangers of calling someone a fool (see Matthew 5:21-22 [1]), I have long been fascinated by the message of Psalms 14 and 53. After all, the psalms both start with a bang, saying … Continue reading

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