Category Archives: Discipleship

Why Would God Allow Cancer?

I want to dedicate this piece to my mother, Mary Elizabeth Schott, who died of lung cancer in 2006; also to my brother-in-law, Gary Banks, who died of leukemia in 2015; to my dear friend, Lisa Laskovich, a sweet and … Continue reading

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Making America Great Again

I’m not sure that we, as a nation and as a people understand just how angry God is with us in the moment. In the early 18th century of Colonial America, Johnathan Edwards, a Puritan preacher and theologian, wrote a … Continue reading

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Stardust

A few months after the Woodstock Music Festival, in 1969, the group, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, introduced their latest song, written by Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock,” in which we hear the refrain, “We Are Stardust.” The interesting thing about their … Continue reading

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Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

29% of the world’s population have not heard, nor do they have opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own language. Christ’s return hinges on the church’s completion of its mission to… “Go, and make disciples of … Continue reading

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

I recently watched a video on YouTube that resurrected an issue that has troubled me for a very long time. It’s an issue of concern that I have brought up many times among my Bible study groups, one I have … Continue reading

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You Must Be Born Again

Oh to be a fly on the wall that night. Well, maybe not a fly, that would be creepy, but wouldn’t you have loved to have been there? Wouldn’t you have loved to see the look on Nicodemus’ face when … Continue reading

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What’s Needed is Mo-Faith

In Exodus 7:9, the scripture reads, 9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miracle,’ (in Hebrew, mopheth, pronounced, mo-faith), then say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,’ and (when you do,) it will become a … Continue reading

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And There Was War In Heaven

Who among you, who publicly confesses faith in Christ, has not been challenged by the plaintiff question, “If your God is so loving, why would he let this happen?” (“This” being the latest, or perhaps historic earthbound suffering.) It seems … Continue reading

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Lie To Me

John 8:43-45 “Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? … Continue reading

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Loving God

Here is a quote from the book, “Loving God,” by Chuck Colson: “The mind of Jesus could look into the heart of Judas and see every scar, every soiled tissue, but he would say nothing hurtful to this man, even … Continue reading

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