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Vitriol, Idealogy and our Evil Side

It’s August 15, 2017…and once again, people are up in arms. It was heightened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend, and seems to be gaining steam recently in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. I watched the latest Durham protest, the sacking of a bronze “Old Joe”...
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Christian Solitude

The pagan Philosopher Voltaire once quipped, “The happiest of all lives, is a busy solitude.” One may interpret the Philosophers words variably, but what I think he really meant was, we are better off busying ourselves in our own solitude than we are in the presence...
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What Makes a Nation Great?

What makes a nation great? The goal of every Presidential election is the hope for National greatness, improvement in health, able employment, wealth, national security, secure marriages and families, the elimination of violence, addictions, criminality, so that we have...
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Hey Christian – It’s Time to Plan for Holiness

1Pe 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 1Pe 1:15 but...
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The Unsung Paramedic

Perhaps it’s just me, but it seems like whenever there’s a life-threatening tragedy (save the latest Sully movie), the ‘paramedic’ or the hero is soon forgotten and the ‘saved’ person is most remembered. I just watched an interview of a 15 year...
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Hymn: I Asked the Lord that I Might Grow

John Newton is the writer of this hymn, a man who lived a good part of his life as a sailor, experienced many hardships, and was later converted after reading Thomas a Kempis’. This hymn is based on a prayer in which the believer asks the Father for Christian growth.  ...
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My Tervis Theology

My Tervis and I have become quite the identity.  We are not seen apart too often.   It’s difficult to find me without my UVA Tervis.   In fact most Americans these days will sport their favorite Tervis or Coffee mug, like they would their favorite coat or their recent cell...
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The Silent Jehovah

Mat 27:12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. Mat 27:13 Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” Mat 27:14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor...
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Reflections from India – February 2016

For 7 days Peter Fendrich and Shannon Rucker were blessed with the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his word with the students, professors and staff at Trivandrum Bible College.   It marked our first fore into the country of India; here are some spiritual,...
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Jack-Pot Super Danger

My gleeful imagination goes hay-wire when I begin to think of the endless possibilities of winning a $1.4 billion payday as was finally dealt to three Powerball jackpot winners this past week.   Just by playing a $2.00 lottery ticket one can strike it rich!   But we should get a...
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