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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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Book Review: The Death Of Christian Thought

The Death Of Christian Thought:  The Deception Of Humanism And How To Protect Yourself, by Michael D. Lemay [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Sometimes a book’s title … Continue reading

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Moabite Women

Yesterday for his sermon, our pastor gave a thoughtful examination of the relevance and importance of Balaam for believers, a matter that has gotten little discussion at least in my memory [1].  Balaam has what amounts to a cameo role … Continue reading

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The Play Was A Great Success, But The Audience Was A Disaster

Oscar Wilde, a man familiar with wit, drama, and disaster, is reputed to have once made the following quote:  “The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.”  Considering the near uniform success of his comedies like … Continue reading

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One Of These Two Things Must Be Blotted Out

This afternoon at services there was a fascinating sermon about a subject I think about from time to time, namely the Book of Life [1].  In looking at the verses that dealt with the Book of Life, under its various … Continue reading

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You Are Who You Thought They Were

It is said that success has a hundred fathers but failure is an orphan.  Although the wise course of action would be to restrain from bragging too much about one’s successes and being gracious to others to allow more people … Continue reading

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