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Book of Romans [4] 1:18-32 – Study Questions

March 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Book of Romans [4] 1:18-32 – Study Questions

What “gods” do you have in your life, i.e., things which take a higher priority in time, interest, passion, or money, than God?             Do you find in yourself any of the vices spoken of by Paul, in listing the manifestations of man’s turning from God? Can you list some? […]

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Bible Study: Romans

January 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on Bible Study: Romans

Links to studies on the book of Romans:   The Book of Romans:(1) Author, background, and dating   The Book of Romans: (2) Introduction, vv.1-7 Study questions The Book of Romans: (3) Paul’s Prayer and Desire to Visit the Christians at Rome, vv.8-17 Study questions The Book of Romans (4) The Bad News – 1:18-28 […]

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The Book of Romans: [1] Intro, Background, & Author

January 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Book of Romans: [1] Intro, Background, & Author

The book of Romans introduces the epistles (letters) of the apostle Paul in the New Testament. It is the longest of Paul’s letters, and the most in-depth in addressing the central beliefs of the Christian church: the nature of sin, salvation, the relationship between grace and law, and Christ’s central role in restoring man to […]

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Now THIS is multiculturalism…

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Now THIS is multiculturalism…

  “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

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Healing Faith

September 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

  A repost of an essay from several years ago on suffering and faith.   A reader named Katherine recently e-mailed me. She had lost her husband, a man some years older than she, to multiple myeloma and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a Christian, and is struggling to make sense of his death, and the […]

Tags: Christianity · Death & Dying · Faith & Reason · Faith & Religion · Prayer

Meditation on Good Friday

April 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today is Good Friday. It has been my custom, on this extraordinary day, to post an old meditation on the meaning of the cross, called Three Men on a Friday. Today, however, I feel led to meditate on something rather different, though not unrelated. Good Friday, of course, is the Church’s remembrance of its most […]

Tags: Christianity · Cross · Crucifixion · Faith & Religion

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Before the joys and trials of family get-togethers, the bacchanalian consumption of endless pounds of poultry, and the weariness of holiday travel tempered only by the thrill of a TSA patdown, it is perhaps fitting to pause and reflect a moment on the reason for the season we celebrate this week: Thanksgiving. Like most of […]

Tags: Christianity · Faith & Religion · Grace

Meditations on Good Friday

April 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Today is Good Friday. It has been my custom, on this extraordinary day, to post an old meditation on the meaning of the cross, called Three Men on a Friday. Today, however, I feel led to meditate on something rather different, though not unrelated. Good Friday, of course, is the Church’s remembrance of its most […]

Tags: Christianity · Faith & Religion