Monthly Archives: December 2008

Book Study: The Shack 10

Chapter 12: In the Belly of the Beasts   P171:   Jesus – Sophia is a personification of Papa’s wisdom.               She’s part of the mystery surrounding Sarayu.   Q:        How would you define wisdom? Have there been instances in … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Divine Separation

How could God let go of Jesus all of those Christmases ago?   Psalm 113:5, 6            Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and … Continue reading

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Can God save the Aout Industry? SUVs at altar in Detroit Church

DETROIT (Reuters) – With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit’s largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry. “We have never seen as midnight … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Songs of Joy

Why are atheists so afraid of Christmas and nativity scenes in public places?   Psalm 65:8      Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.   Watching the news … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Expectantly Waiting

Is Advent about Christmas or something more important? What’s the reason for this season?   Luke 3:15       The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ.    I wonder … Continue reading

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Kicking God Out of Kentucky?

From USA Today FRANKFORT, Kentucky (AP) — A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can’t keep the state safe without … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 09

Chapter 11: Here Come Da Judge   P151    Mack – Taking a deep breath and with his hands outstretched in front of him, he ventured a couple of steps into the inky darkness and stopped. Fear seized him as he … Continue reading

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Christmas: Time for a new Advent?

A great discussion is taking place over at the Presbyterian Bloggers site concerning the meaning and colors of the candles in an Advent wreath. During the discussion, I offered the suggestion that we change the colors and re-code to reflect … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: World AIDS Day – Past Mistakes

Today is World AIDS Day, a day of supporting those who suffer from HIV and a time to seek a cure. It’s also a day when the Christian Church needs to repent of our unpleasant and uncaring past.   Revelation … Continue reading

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