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Rethinking This Thing About Being Your Authentic Self

There is a lot of buzz today about being our “authentic selves”. It is often used as rationalization for sinful behaviors, and can be heard in the memes of popular culture: ”I gotta be me”, “this is just who I … Continue reading

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King Josiah of Judah

[This posting can also be found on another blog of mine, Bible 101, and is offered here as a sample of that series of posts, in case you’d like to follow that one, too.] I hope you had a blessed … Continue reading

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Standing for 1st Century Christianity in the 21st Century — #3

We may complain a lot about trying to live a 1st century Christian life in the 21st century—there are so many new temptations that we have to contend with, so many cultural differences, so many challenges that we believe the … Continue reading

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Standing for 1st Century Christianity in the 21st Century — #2

Our last posting gave thought to a stronger than usual pressure in our modern world to change God’s church, His moral standards, and His ways. However, we had also noted that rather than these being extraordinary and unprecedented times, there … Continue reading

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The Pattern of God — Walking According to the Pattern

Over the past several weeks we’ve been talking about the pattern of the church, the bride of Christ. We’ve noted that there is a pattern for the head of the church, a pattern for becoming a Christian and part of … Continue reading

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Fallen, fallen is Babylon — Revelation 16-18

As I’ve mentioned before, the strands tell about the various aspects of God’s judgments on the world. Today’s reading deals with the strand of prophecies dealing with the finishing of God’s wrath on the material world. Har-Magedon — 16:13ff Chapter … Continue reading

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Letters to the churches of Asia — Revelation 1-3

Today’s reading begins the last book of the Bible, Revelation. It is written by the apostle John toward the end of his life on the island of Patmos, where he was being detained as punishment for being a Christian leader. … Continue reading

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