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So Am I

Although her name is an obscure one, Ava Max has her own group of stans [1] who call themselves Avatars and who have cheered on the top 10 success of her first American hit, “Sweet But Psycho.”  The second song … Continue reading

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Contra Novo Arius

Some years ago, when I lived in Florida, I knew a gentleman who had a heretical view of the nature of God that he viewed as springing from a supposed Gospel of the stars which came from a particular interpretation … Continue reading

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La Glorie, Or, Have Pity On The Poor Statesmen

One of the hazards of having lived a life where division has been a frequent part of one’s experience in institutions, and where the fear of civil war has long been present in one’s own society and frequently in one’s … Continue reading

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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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