Category Archives: Church and State

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Arguing Against God – Job 23 v 4

Job 23:4          I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments. I feel sorry for the whole Christian Church right now. We seem to be stumbling over our own feet and are constantly struggling with … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: End Stoning!

Jeremiah 9: 20 Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. It was both brutal and harrowing. I wept … Continue reading

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Movie Devotions: The Stoning of Soraya M

Today’s devotion may be alarming to some. Please do not read if you are squeamish. Isaiah 53: 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square

Psalm 147:6 The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. It was the most courageous act that I have ever seen in my life. It took place twenty years ago today in the Chinese capital of … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Faith for Hard Times

In these uncertain economic times, how can our Christian faith help us? 1 John 5: 4 …for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Podcast version here Because … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Idiot of the Day

One of our local radio stations has a talk show host who devotes a section of his program to what he calls “Idiot of the Day.” In the last 24 hours, I’ve come across several people who would easily win … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily devotions: Prisoner for Christ

Our government is concerned about torturing terrorists over here, but what about human rights abuses taking place against Christians in China? Click on Podcast version here Deuteronomy 26:6 But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to … Continue reading

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Obama and the IHS

I Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. There seems to be a growing political and religious controversy brewing over whether or … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Just Jude

Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Elizabeti

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. Last summer, my youngest daughter Lauren went on a mission trip to Tabora, Tanzania. She wanted to work with children who were orphaned due to the … Continue reading

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