Month: December 2014

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Church Giving

One of my least favorite things in which to participate, at any church, is a fund raising campaign. If they are put on by an external committee or a fund raising team from the denomination they are often worse than awful. Here’s my list of beefs: They often utilize fliers that misrepresent Scripture. Often with …

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Loving your enemies and politics

Jesus is pretty clear about loving your enemies: Mat 5:43-48  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ (44)  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (45)  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in …

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The Transfiguration

One of the weirdest stories in the gospels is the transfiguration. Despite how strange it is though, its meaning is apparent. All three versions of the story contain God’s command to the bystanders: Mat 17:5  He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is …