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Give Unto Caesar

This is my homily for 22 October 2017, on Isaiah 45:1-7 & Matthew 22:15-22. Today we’ve got a fun couple of Scripture readings to deal with.  The main one we’re going to address is the Gospel reading, containing Jesus’ famous teaching … Continue reading

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4 Questions for a better Bible study

One of the biggest struggles in reading the Bible is understanding what it’s saying, and discerning what to do about it.  For the past half-century, Western culture has fostered very shallow reading habits; sometimes it seems to me that all … Continue reading

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10 Signs you’re on a “spiritual” ego trip

I recently came across an interesting little article with a slightly rougher title than that of this blog post: http://highexistence.com/10-spiritual-bypassing-things-people-total-bullshit/ It seems to have been written from a sort of New Age perspective.  Much of its warnings, however, can be … Continue reading

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Now What: the future of the Church

 lessons from biblical history in how the Church can survive (and thrive!) in the midst of a hostile culture Since January 17th we’ve spent close to 30 Sunday sermons exploring the end of 2 Chronicles and the entire books of … Continue reading

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“Does Anyone Actually Read These?”

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what this blog is about.  I’m a pastor of a small church, I post sermons here, I write devotionals, theological tid-bits, the occasional spiritual thought that I’m pondering, or other such things that … Continue reading

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Haggai part 4: Hope for the Future

Introduction to Haggai 2:20-23 We’ve reached the end of Haggai’s short book.  This is the fourth and final sermon, or word from God, that Haggai received and recorded for posterity.  Last week we looked at his “bad news and good … Continue reading

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John Keble & the Protest of the Innocent

Today In History: Church Decline & Revival On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a famous sermon that inspired a religious revival in England and spread to Anglican churches across the world.  That sermon was entitled “National Apostasy,” and it … Continue reading

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