Providence

The lady asked, “How did you learn to summarize large bodies of thought?” It happened not by my design, but by Another. Following is my answer, but first why I began this path. The Founders of this country believed that to learn to think like great people one had to read, reread, contemplate and discuss the thoughts of great people. The Founders read the Bible, including the law and the...
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Why not pot? Why not beer? Why not live with such good cheer?

In recent years, several young adults in churches have asked me about drinking beer. A few have asked me about smoking weed. More are asking. The answer is found in perhaps a hundred different verses, all communicating the same principles. However, since one of the books I am reading through at this time is Leviticus, why not answer them there? If dusty old Leviticus answers their question,...
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Wander or Worship

If your life means so little that you are content to wander through life and come together each week to “worship,” then you haven’t freely given your life to God as a true worshiper.   Worship alone brings unity in the diversity of life Individually, we are very complex. God made each of us individually so unique. I love the diversity in life. I love it very much. I love the different...
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Biblical Discipleship

Biblical Discipleship – to teach the believing student how to think as a believer before God, training them to have a sound relationship with the God of the Scriptures; to discover their expression in the Lord Jesus Christ.   Armor and Discipleship If someone doesn’t trust you, they will want you to wear their armor. That is what king Saul did to David on the battlefield before he faced...
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If you see a need – do not go do it

Learning about Millennials (roughly those 18-34 years of age) is something I enjoy very much. They have a wonderful influence over me. Recently I listened to a radio program whose emphasis was to repeatedly applaud Millennials for being problem solvers, for starting “social innovation companies.” The speakers on the program stated things like, “(Millennials) see the problem, and are not just...
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Purpose and Pressure

Here’s some of what I realized watching the 2014 NCAA College Football National Championship. While Auburn appeared to maintain their composure as a team throughout the game, Florida State seemed shocked from very early in the game that they were not dominating Auburn. I told one of our sons that FSU has to make an adjustment (mentally) at halftime. At the end of the game a reporter spoke...
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