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Walls Of Separation

A bit more than a decade ago, I visited Turkey for the Feast of Tabernacles.  During that Feast, we spent the first few days in Istanbul, and one memorable afternoon a group of us took a trip to a museum.  … Continue reading

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Someday We’ll Be Together

One of the more problematic aspects of Jesus’ ministry is the way that unity and disunity are juxtaposed so often in Christianity.  Let us take two passages and examine them together.  Matthew 10:34-39 tells us:  “Do not think that I … Continue reading

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Who Told You?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on August 11, 2018.] I imagine that most of us here are familiar with dinner parties held with other brethren … Continue reading

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Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

[Note:  This sermon was given in the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, June 9, 2018.  Below is the prepared notes] [Optional introductory comments:  I would like to thank the songleader for choosing Glorious Things of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Way, The Truth, & The Life

On the Last Day of Unleavened Bread I heard about this movie from one of my friends at church, and ended up being able to borrow the movie from the family who had it.  In watching the movie, I was … Continue reading

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The Gathering Of The Chickens: Part Two

About a decade ago or so, I read a fantastic book about the cycles of history called War And Peace And War.  The book was so good I have pondered reading it again simply so I could give it my … Continue reading

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The Gathering Of The Chickens: Part One

Last week, I had a conversation with one of my fellow Sabbath School instructors who has an impressive movie collection [1] in which I found her to be very enthusiastic about the subject material of the movie.  For my own … Continue reading

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Yet They Ate The Passover Contrary To What Was Written

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God in Portland on April 1, 2017.  It was also given at the Hood River congregation on March 18, 2017.] If you all don’t … Continue reading

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An Act Of Moral Imagination

Earlier today, as I wrote this, I met a close friend of my roommate who will apparently be visiting for some time.  I had never met him before but I was familiar with his name, and he expressed the same … Continue reading

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The Law Of Small Numbers

I spent most of yesterday where I ended the night before.  Spending an enjoyable day in the company of friends (including at least a little time in the evening with some of those I had eaten dinner with on Saturday … Continue reading

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