Context is King

All my life I have known people who will take the bible out of context to suit their own agenda.  None more so than now.  From the oft used “Judge not, lest ye be judged” ripped from it’s surrounding text to make it say what it does not, to whatever goal the person is desiring

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What would Jesus say?

There is a lot going around in the wake The Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage.  I have seen several things about how people think that Jesus would react to homosexuals in our society and, honestly, I am not sure where people are getting these things.  Is there a 5th gospel that someone tore out

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When Heroes Fall

When I was a kid I liked superhero comics.  In fact I was still buying and reading them when I was in the army (I was 19 after all) but then I didn’t pick one up for several years. And by chance, I happened to see a comic book one day titled “The Death of

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Safety First

This past week two things happened at the church which were oddly connected.  The first of which was that I was up on our new 12 foot tall ladder changing some light bulbs and the second was that I received a letter from a member withdrawing her membership from the church. Now you are probably

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Don’t Pass!

As many of you did, I sat on the edge of my seat and then nearly came out of it when Seattle Seahawks #15, Jermaine Kearse, made a nearly miraculous catch.  Rolling and on his back with the ball bouncing off his left knee, then his right then off his right hand and through the

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A New You?

  As we enter into a new year everybody seems to want to make resolutions to do better at a lot of things.  I think one of the things which is most popular this time of year is one that I have been contemplating as well, losing weight.  I am at my all-time heaviest and

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The Gift Of Hope

This post is from Lincoln Christian Church‘s 2011 Prayer Calendar and was written by Pat Snyder, the founder of Harvest of Talents. We grumble when told to drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep our bodies hydrated. “I can’t drink that much!” Sure you can — how blessed you are to be able. Next

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Starved for Hope

This post is from Lincoln Christian Church‘s 2013 Prayer Calendar and was written by Veva Appel “Mom, I’m starving” would be my children’s greeting as they came home from school. I knew this was not literally true because they had just eaten a few hours before. For many children around the world, this is a

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Bikes and Cans

This post is from Lincoln Christian Church‘s 2012 Prayer Calendar and was written by Brian Messner. We like to take a brief get-away every summer to celebrate our anniversary. This year, we traveled to Alton, Illinois and very much enjoyed our time around the Mississippi River. One of our favorite things was our bike ride

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