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2015: A New Beginning

Bible If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” – Revelation 21:5 (NKJV) Commentary and sermons When a new year begins, we should seek to…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many…

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The Gift of Christmas

It is more blessed to give than to receive. – Acts 20:35 (NKJV) Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ was God the Father’s Christmas gift to a lost and dying world – a humble but holy present to sinners, his enemies. Few people received that precious gift, even when Jesus was born. King Herod, priests, and…

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New Christmas Articles

I’ve published five Christmas-related articles on my Arts & Culture blog since Thanksgiving. Please read and share! The “Christmas Candle” Delusion (film review) Christmas in America: Art (editorial) Christmas Wars (book review) Home for Christmas (book review) My Top 5 Christmas Movies (film review)  

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Monsters Inc.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) Christians love to use this verse as a promise that their wayward son or daughter, reared in church as a child, will one day return home to them and to…

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

I published an editorial on my Arts & Culture blog called “Giving Thanks.” Please read it! Here’s an excerpt. Thanksgiving isn’t about remembering the Pilgrims either. They didn’t care what they ate, as long as it filled their bellies. All they valued were the people, Native American and English, whom they spent this day with and…