Jesus Stills the Storm –OR– How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep No Matter What’s Going on in Your Life

“Who is this, that even the winds and sea obey him?” That was the disciples’ question after Jesus commanded a storm to be still and the storm obeyed. Jesus had been sleeping in the back of the boat when a storm arose – a storm severe enough to make seasoned fishermen frightened for their lives. […]

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February is the “Love” month

Here comes February, the Hallmark… uh, I mean, “love” month, the month in which celebrate Valentine’s Day. For some time already I’ve been seeing ads encouraging people to get an early start ordering their flowers. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the […]

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I got cussed at yesterday… very strange

Here’s what happened: Yesterday, part of my day was spent putting out roadside signs for a Financial Peace University preview class our church is hosting this weekend. As I was walking away from putting a sign on the corner of an intersection, I heard someone yell, “Go f— yourself!” I looked up. A young man was leaning out […]

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Postmodernism… Sort of

I’ve been exploring worldviews, truth, etc. for a sermon series on “Reframing Your Worldview.” I stumbled across a page that randomly generates short academic papers based on stock terms and phrases. It’s quite fun. There is also an adolescent poetry generator linked from that page. Check it out at:http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo

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Grace and Justice in Society

I was at a friends how the other night playing poker (gasp!). One of the things I love about poker is that it is so interactive. If you are simply playing for chips, or even nickel and dime poker, you can have several hours of great fun getting to know people more deeply for less […]

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Cars (the movie), etc.

It’s been a long time since I blogged last. Haven’t done much work on hell since I mentioned it last time. I did do some research on the historical reliability of “The Da Vinci Code” for a sermon I preached. That was very good for me. This week (and probably the next two or three) […]

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Hell

I’ve lately been bothered by the idea of Hell quite a bit. My generic view of Hell is this: a place/existence of separation from God, the source of all that is good, peaceful, joyful, etc. It is painful in the deep, soul-torment type of pain that is of an entirely different and worse order than […]

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