From Worship Experiences

Point Man of Our Salvation

Yesterday at church, Pastor Joe used Hebrews 2:10 as one of his core verses.  “For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (KJV).  Instead of translating the Greek word ἀρχηγὸν as “Captain,” however, Pastor …

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Everlasting God Who Loves Forever

I recently came across a list that enumerated all the times the word “everlasting” appears in the Bible.  In the New International Translation the word appears 61 times.  Compared to the word “forever” this is just a drop in the bucket.  “Forever” appears 289 times in the NIV.  Have you ever thought about the difference …

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Categorical Imperative of Kant

As I mentioned last week, I was re-reading a philosophy textbook from back in my college days.  I spent some time reading it this last week, skipping over the really boring chapters and enjoying some of the others.  One of the chapters that really made me think was an excerpt from Immanuel Kant‘s “Metaphysics of …

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Philosophy of Religion

When I was in college, one of my majors (I had four) was Philosophy.  When Tom and I were cleaning out our house, I saved several boxes of books and marked them “Re-read.”  Each time we go to John and Jackie’s, I retrieve a few more books and take time to re-read them.  One of …

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Families Are a Gift

One of the things I really enjoy about working in the National Parks is seeing the families that come in together.  This last week we had a family reunion group with a matriarch, four children with spouses, adult grandchildren and spouses, and a whole herd of great-grandchildren.  They filled up the visitor center with noise, …

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Nothing Can Separate Us

Today seems to be a day for thinking about the difference between transitory things and eternal things.  In my devotions this morning I read a quote from Horace Bushnell:  “God is always letting things come into the world that He will not let stay in it.”  Then, during the sermon I was reminded of Romans …

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