Tag Archives: respect

Distorting Reality By Despising Others

Yesterday at services in Portland, the gentleman who gave the sermonette had a thoughtful subject to discuss [1] and he went about his message in a very intriguing way.  First, he began with an object illustration that I found highly … Continue reading

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We Can’t Make You Believe, But We Can Make You Behave

As I have frequently noted, among the chief problems of our age is bad behavior, in acts of protests and what-not [1].  Often one hears people justify their bad behavior by their beliefs about people and places.  This is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Before You Hit Send

Before You Hit Send:  Preventing Headache & Heartache, by Emerson Eggerichs [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is a deep irony within this book, and that … Continue reading

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Nor Curse A Ruler Of Your People

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland on June 10, 2017.  It had been previously given at the UCG congregation in Hood River on June 3, 2017.] I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Devotions For A Sacred Marriage

Devotions For A Sacred Marriage:  A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples, by Gary L. Thomas [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is frequently my lot to read … Continue reading

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L’ètat Actuel Des Choses Est Problèmatique

One of the more puzzling features of our lives is that we have a phenomenon known as company manners by which those who know us only a little bit see the best of us, and those who know us well … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Part Six

[Note:  This message is part of a series of posts about a series of messages.  Part one is here, part two is here, part three is here, part four is here, and part five is here.] In his closing to … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Part Five

[Note:  This blog is part of a series on a series of messages.  Part one is here, part two is here, part three is here, and part four is here.] In beginning this section of his lengthy series of messages … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Part Four

[Note:  This blog is part of a series.  Part one is here, part two is here, and part three is here.] After having given an explanation of the context of reconciliation and commented at some length about some of the … Continue reading

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Some Observations On The Ministry of Reconciliation: Part Two

[Note:  This blog is part of a series.  Part one can be found here.] As might be expected from my thoughts on the first message, my thoughts on the second message in the series on the Ministry of Reconciliation were … Continue reading

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