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Living In The Shadow Of Tribulation

This evening I happened to have dinner with my roommate and four other people.  After the main part of dinner and before we had dessert, one of the people there gave us his message that he has prepared for the … Continue reading

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Set Fire To The Rain

This weekend, while the air hung heavy with ash, there was a battle between alt-right and alt-left protesters in Portland.  The scene was something out of post-WWI Germany, with violence in the streets and the police letting the two groups … Continue reading

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The Two Tests Of Godly Prophets

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God Portland, Oregon congregation on September 2, 2017.] When I was a student at the Ambassador Bible Center some time ago, one of my instructors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soul 7: Poetry 4 The Soul: The Black Diaries

Soul 7:  Poetry 4 The Soul:  The Black Diaries, by Alisha Rylander [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BooksGoSocial.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This small collection of seven poems did not feel like a … Continue reading

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Book Review: 23 Minutes In Hell

23 Minutes In Hell: One Man’s Story About What He Saw, Heard, And Felt In That Place Of Torment, by Bill Wiese [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Charisma House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Young Josiah

Earlier this week I got a brief message from our choir director that told us we had no choir practice and encouraged us to enjoy our week off.  As is my fashion, I felt it necessarily to reply somewhat cheekishly … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Does Isaiah 66:24 Speak Of Immortal Worms?

One is put in the way of biblical mysteries in a variety of different ways [1].  Sometimes people ask you questions and you go about answering them.  Recently, my congregation had a sermonette class where I delivered a message on … Continue reading

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Turnabout Is Fair Play, Or The Lament Of The Social Justice Warrior

When I was in college, I had a flirtatious friend/girlfriend with whom I had a very teasing relationship.  During one of her more reflective and astute moments, she told me that both of us liked dishing it out but that … Continue reading

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Saul: Anatomy Of A Rejection

[Note:  These are my notes for a Sabbath school class I had been asked to give but which I had to pass on to someone else because I was asked to give the sermonette in Portland at the same time … Continue reading

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#RaiseTheAge

Having gone on Twitter this afternoon to catch up on my requests and direct messages, I saw topic trending that reminded of my own teen years.  Apparently, there are two states in the Union where teenagers are automatically tried as … Continue reading

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