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In Spirit and In Truth

“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24[1] I attend a large Southern Baptist church. Yesterday…

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Marry Me: The Proposal

I will never forget the proposal episode from The Practice (1997-2004). In one scene, Lindsay (Kelli Williams) proposes marriage to her boyfriend Bobby (Dylan McDermott) at an empty Boston Red Sox stadium, at night. He humbly accepts. Letting a woman propose to a man seems chic today. The reverse is pooh-poohed as too traditional. The church…

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ISIS: Judgment on America

After I told an old friend that gay marriage is communism in disguise, he replied that communism is passé. He considers radical Islam – ISIS – the real threat now. But he’s wrong. I don’t know my friend’s politics, but his reaction is no different from that of the church in America today. For fifty…

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Earth Day: A New Religion

Peace activist John McConnell proposed the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970 (spring equinox), during a UNESCO conference. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded a separate Earth Day that same year, on April 22 – Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday. Led by a Communist UN, people have gathered together ever since to celebrate – and worship –…

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The Sacrificial Life

After I learned the full horror of the Trail of Tears (1838-39), I was tempted to identify with my Cherokee ancestors and other Native American tribes by taking up their vengeful cause. But I resisted. I was also tempted to identify with other Christian women by seeking full equality in the church. Again, I resisted.…

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Revelation: Renewing Your Mind

“I thought there was a relation between God and the soul as yet unknown. On this theme the mind the mind can reason to a point, a dead impassable wall. Arrived there, all that remains is to stand and cry aloud for help. So I did, but no voice came to me over the wall.…