Category Archives: Good and Evil

Hell and Grace

The idea of judgement (eternal or otherwise) is rooted in the belief that God is Just, that Justice exists (right and wrong are real). The living may repent (learn) the dead may not. The downside is the wicked suffer in … Continue reading

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Why Faith?

Have you ever wondered why God requires faith? It seems awfully convenient for someone to say we just need faith when we really need help and don’t see any coming from on high. When all we can do is echo … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, Love and Snowflakes.

Faith, hope and love make life worth living. They are first things. Just as success, power and money are second things. Second things are only bad when the get out of order with first things. This perception of primacy and … Continue reading

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5 Beads and the meaning of life

Last year about this time I went with a few people in my church to do “street witnessing” at one of the multitude of local fairs that happen each autum. The guy who leads the breakfast group I attend has … Continue reading

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An affair of the heart

When I was a much younger person, I spent a lot of time trying to reason with people about the cross of Christ. After all it seemed to me that once we understand what it really means and why, there … Continue reading

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So great a cloud of witnesses…

I’m reading Children of God (spoiler warning), the sequel to Mary Doria Russell’s Si-fi work The Sparrow. In the book there is a passage where the author describes the experience of a transformation from believing in God, to experiencing God in a … Continue reading

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… so be good for goodness sake.

I’ve been doing some recreational reading recommended by a co-worker, a sc-fi book “The Sparrow”, by Mary Doria Russell. While I was reading the other day, a bit of dialogue jumped out at me. I was struck by the following exchange between … Continue reading

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The words of Life

I woke up this morning thinking about the struggle of faith. There is a struggle between the flesh and the spirit, between truth and lies, between darkness and light. As Christians we are told of this struggle, warned that it … Continue reading

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Sin

As Christians we understand that “good works”, behaviors that are characterized as loving toward our neighbors, are not the criteria for sanctification (i.e. holiness).  We also understand that our behavior must consist of “good works”, like – being loving toward our neighbors. This … Continue reading

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Love the Lord your God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind “Luke 10:27 I was wondering about the great commandment. What does it mean? Loving your neighbor … Continue reading

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