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Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

Where do Jesus’ words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” from Luke 23:34 fit regarding charity among believers who believe different things about how proper Christianity should be lived out and the content a proper Christian should believe?  Is this verse a hint or should it be kept at… Continue reading Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

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RIP My Friend

I often fall into frustration about what I consider to be apathy in the large Evangelical church regarding the conversion of personal, “eternal life-qualifying faith” into actions befitting of the Kingdom of God in the here & now.  Actually, it’s a pretty glaring omission when you think about it.  The American Evangelical church focuses on… Continue reading RIP My Friend

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Surround Yourself with Positive People

This is a sales liturgy that makes its way into American Christianity.  Now, I don’t think you’d find this saying preached from the pulpit of most churches, but many of those in the pews would likely agree that surrounding oneself with positive, higher-achieving friends/acquaintances is a great strategy for reaching one’s professional goals. Let’s examine… Continue reading Surround Yourself with Positive People

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God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

Psalm 119:105 reads, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. According to the Blue Letter Bible app (I have no idea if this app is anymore reliable about biblical history than others but it contains a list of probable dates of when each Psalm was written), this Psalm… Continue reading God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

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Romans 3:21-22

But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified about by the law and the prophets—22 that is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. So much has been said about Paul’s Letter to the Romans, what could I, a layperson, contribute to the… Continue reading Romans 3:21-22

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In Awe of NYC

This past weekend, my wife and I visited New York City for the first time in our 40 years of life.  The closest I’d ever come to visiting the Big Apple was in 2006 when my wife & I travelled to Kenya for a medical mission trip (my first, and I’m far from medically inclined).… Continue reading In Awe of NYC