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Fear And Loathing

This past Sabbath we had a sermon on fear and faith from one of our congregation’s retired pastors (who seemed to take umbrage with the fact that I introduced him as a retired pastor before his message and felt it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gift Of Adversity

The Gift Of Adversity:  The Unexpected Benefits Of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, And Imperfections, by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD If you are looking for how adversity can be a gift for yourself, dear reader, this book is likely to be of … Continue reading

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On The Rational Analysis Of Emotional Difficulties

This past Sabbath, one of the members of our congregation and a fellow volleyball coach during the fall and winter months gave his second sermonette in a row that dealt with a matter of considerable emotional difficulty while using a … Continue reading

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Relying On God And Christ

Before I begin talking too much, I would like to ask you some questions.  The theme for this year’s preteen camp is relying on Christ, who is our rock.  What are some areas in your life where it is important … Continue reading

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Book Review: Accessing The Riches Of Heaven

Accessing The Riches Of Heaven:  Keys To Experiencing God’s Lavish Provision, by Patricia King [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. I must admit that reading this book was … Continue reading

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God Forsaken

Yesterday, our sermonette speaker talked about the issue of God forsaken, and I must admit that I found the message to be very interesting if a bit of a scripture hunt.  As is sometimes the case when I listen to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering

Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering, by Timothy Keller This is another sort of book that is an occupational hazard of being a Christian of a particular personal background.  For fairly transparently obvious personal reasons, I tend to read … Continue reading

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For You Observe Trouble And Grief

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, OR on Sabbath, March 9, 2019.] One of my favorite genres of book to collect is called theodicy [spell out word].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Third Jihad

The Third Jihad:  Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan For The West, by Michael Youssef [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I read books relating … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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