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By Faith Alone

Sin is not essentially the violation of scriptural prescription or even divine prohibition. An action can be sin for one person and not for another. Sin is a “whatever.” Those who need it predefined are already in it.

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Faith and the Art of Motorcycle Maneuvering

I’m a new motorcycle rider.  As I’ve been learning to operate my new vehicle, I’m finding that it’s much like faith.  To ride a motorcycle, a person has to trust an invisible principle to keep him up.  He doesn’t have

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Richard scowled at the framed poster displayed on an easel at the entrance to the gift store.  “What a sham!” he nearly shouted. Startled by Richard’s outburst, a passerby named Peter asked, “What is?” “This poster, it’s an utter sham!”

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Posted in Atheism, Bible, Church, Outreach, Rationalism, Religion, Spirituality, Theology

Religious Unbelief

The Bible warns against unbelief but not against atheism per se.  How could the writers of the Scriptures have warned against atheism?  There weren’t any atheists.  I’ve heard commentators on a local Christian radio station aim Psalm 14:1 (“The fool

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Poker Face

“Something’s wrong with me?”, Jamie, my wife, said over the phone.  “I can’t straighten my legs.  What am I going to do?” What was she going to do?  What was I going to do?  I was out on my route. 

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Less Debating; More Discipling

Originally posted on Thinking & Driving:
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.  John 8:7 Like many of the Evangelical Political issues that have overtaken the presidential elections this year, the debate over contraception coverage in the…

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Posted in Bible, Church, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Religion, Self help

Do You Know Jack?

I’ve recently been discussing the idea of truth with an acquaintance. Is it possible to know the truth? Where is truth to be found? We can discover truths by observations in nature or Scripture, but the challenge becomes assembling truths

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