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God loves you & God likes you

This morning we talked about loving someone versus liking someone. What is the difference between the two? One is unconditional. One involves your desire to spend time together. Many other ideas. What does Scripture say about this idea? We looked at the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 and this verse: Zephaniah 3:17 … Continue reading

Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo?

Today is Pentecost Sunday.  This is an special day on the religious calendars.  The Jews celebrated Pentecost to remember and celebrate the giving of the Law on Sinai.  The Christians celebrate Pentecost, which occurs 50 days after Easter, and remember the descent of the Holy Spirit. Peter’s sermon – many are baptized as be leviers in … Continue reading

Essay 2: The Gospel in Human Contexts

Hiebert’s essay began very slow for me and it took a couple pages to get close to his train of thought.  As I have a heart for missions work abroad, I think I have developed a joy of studying other cultures and learning how to live, as a Christian, within them.  The interesting thing to … Continue reading

Missionshift – essay one

I am participating in a conversation based upon the book Missionshift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium.  The book is published by B&H Academic and edited by David Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer. Missionshift takes a look at missions in the past, present, and future.  Each topic has a main essay followed by several responses.   … Continue reading

Pets and heaven

We began talking about this not to long ago at church.  Then, yesterday, I saw this article on Focus on the Family’s website.  It is titled Do Pets Go to Heaven? and was posted by Jim Daly. What prompted him to write the article was an email he received from a friend – mostly as a … Continue reading

Ramadan — a Christian’s perspective

FIRST-PERSON: Ramadan — a Christian’s perspective By Anne Fortenberry Aug 21, 2009 GARLAND, Texas (BP)–Having lived in the Middle East for the past 10 years, my husband and I experienced many interesting and even inconsistent behaviors with our Muslim friends during their holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan lasts for 30 days and occurs approximately two … Continue reading

JW’s came by this morning

A new set of Jehovah’s Witnesses came by this morning. If I have the time, I am thinking about reading some of the chapters in their “What Does The Bible Teach? booklet and responding here.