Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

An Alternative to Presidential Politics

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The demoralized and polarized political environment in the United States is getting more bizarre by the moment.  Donald Trump spouts off about anything and everything, except his actual plans, and continues to win primaries.  I don’t get it.  Bernie Sanders advocates socialism, and … Continue reading

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Colliding Kingdoms in Kentucky

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It was bound to happen.  Kim Davis, county clerk in Kentucky, is in the news for appealing to her Christian beliefs as a defense for not signing marriage licenses of any sort.   Davis has been in jail, was released, and the news is … Continue reading

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Celebrating the “Unbounded Exercise of Reason and Freedom of Opinion”

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Having just celebrated the 4th of July and enjoying a beautiful weekend complete with fireworks, cookouts, and relaxation, (too much relaxation to write this post a few days earlier) I thought I’d take a moment to ponder what we celebrate every year. For one … Continue reading

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Christians Should Confound Expectations

What would happen if someone began to publicly speak and act according to genuine reality; Kingdom of God reality?  I think that person would completely mess with cultural expectations. Jesus did exactly that. Jesus did not directly confront religious or political … Continue reading

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When God Blows It Away

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“What you brought home, I blew away.”  Any guesses as to where that verse is in the Bible?  (Keep reading:) One appealing aspect of Community Bible Study is the thoroughness of the Biblical texts that we study. When we’re going through a course, I teach … Continue reading

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When God Contradicts Himself

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Let’s face it.  There are aspects of God’s Word that are very confusing.  Some passages are just plain weird and others seem contradictory.  For those of us who believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant word in the original manuscripts … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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How do you Slice your Prayer Pie?

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At the risk of irreverent over-analysis, I created a pie chart out of the Lord’s Prayer.   I find the visual representation of the prayer that Jesus taught us helpful as I consider the slices of my prayer pie.  Maybe you will too. … Continue reading

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Death, Faith, and New Life

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The Saturday between the Friday on which Jesus died and the Sunday of his resurrection must have been a day of grief, despair, confusion, and divine silence. Have you ever had a day like that? I have. Where are you God?  What was that all about anyway? Why … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Headlines in the Days Before Jesus Died

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If heaven published a newspaper, what would the big stories have been in the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus? And what would Jerusalem’s newspaper have reported during the same week? Publisher’s note: These are the second issues of The Jerusalem Journal and … Continue reading

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