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Miracles: No Faith

Savior, He can move the mountains My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save Forever Author of salvation He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave – “Mighty to Save” (Hillsong) God is mighty. He can move mountains. So why do we limit him to the miracles of creation, incarnation,…

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Persecution

“As he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.” – Galatians 4:29[1] Ishmael was the son of Abraham and Hagar, a “bondwoman” or servant of Sarah (Genesis 16:15, Galatians 4:22-23). Isaac, however, was the promised son of Abraham and Sarah,…

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Two Months of Arts and Culture

I’ve written many articles on my Arts & Culture blog since early September. See the list below and update your links. New Call the Midwife: Past and Present (films) Christian Films (films) Columbus Day: Discovering America (history) Heaven: I Can Only Imagine (music) Moses: Sinner or Saint? (films) Religion and Justice in Philomena (films) Top 10: 2010s…

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Morality: 50 Shades of Grey

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.” – Isaiah 5:20[1] Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman dying from an inoperable brain tumor, chose to commit suicide on November 1. She called it “death with dignity.” I expected pro-lifers and Christians with cancer to balk. But I didn’t expect amoral sympathy from two friends…

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Population Control

Does the world need population control? Supposedly seven billion people can fit into Jacksonville, Florida, if they stand side by side. Yet this portrait is unrealistic. It is not how people live. They need elbow room. They also need food, water, clothing, and shelter to survive. Water covers 70% of the world’s surface area (USGS).…

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Things Fall Apart

“Once more … I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land.” – Haggai 2:6, 21[1] For decades, all the church had to worry about was abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and AIDS. As terrible as these things are and as badly as we have dealt with them on both cultural and spiritual levels, now…