Tag Archives: Christ

Rightly Disagreeing

You can tell a lot about a person’s character by how they treat people who disagree with them. For example, in court the most successful attorneys are those who treat opposing counsel with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. Petulance is … Continue reading

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Christians and Questionable Motives

[From the archives.] Etymology trivia: “motive” and “motion” both derive from the Latin movere – “to move”. That makes sense, since all willful movement is motivated by something. Here’s a for instance: I love pizza, and am often motivated to eat … Continue reading

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You’re Not Letting Your Mistakes Define You, Are You?

[From the archives.] *** “To worship an idol involves calling something holy when it is not holy. Remember, only God can consecrate. … When a human being tries to consecrate what God has never consecrated, it is not a genuine … Continue reading

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Saturday Quotable – A Thought for Christian Pacifists

[In the gospels] There is nothing that throws any particular light on Christ’s attitude towards organized warfare, except that he seems to have been rather fond of Roman soldiers. G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man *** Who are you fond of? … Continue reading

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Annette Funicello Didn’t Mickey Mouse Around

Annette Funicello, an original Mouseketeer, has passed away. I still get a smile when I think of her – along with Darlene, Cubby, Bobby, Uncle Roy and the rest – calling our her name at the start of the show. … Continue reading

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Such A Wicked, Wicked Child!

[This is the first part of a series on what the Bible teaches about our standing with God. Today’s post concerns God’s love and the fact that – despite sinning – we are always in God’s good pleasure. Tomorrow, part … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need the Cross of Christ?

Language – Go Figure Language can be literal and language can be figurative. But all language is an analog. It stands for something else. The word “apple” is not itself an apple. The word “love” is not itself love. Words … Continue reading

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Consecrating Idols

“To worship an idol involves calling something holy when it is not holy. Remember, only God can consecrate. … When a human being tries to consecrate what God has never consecrated, it is not a genuine act of consecration. It … Continue reading

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