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You Don’t Belong in our Diversity Club!

If you want to get accepted today in the typical American workplace then just throw out words like “diversity” and “inclusiveness.” Now you’ve joined the club. Diversity means, no one can discriminate in hiring or functioning in the workplace on the...
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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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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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An Urgent Call for the Church’s Response to the Orlando Attack: CPR Compassion, Prayer, Repentance

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Our country has, once again, been devastated with a collective heart-stopping reminder...
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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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Controlled Passion – Part II

Exercising self-control for the Christian is a battle each time we have to put it to use.   When we need self-control the most, is when it often seems like the hardest thing to do.  It’s because something out there is luring something inside of us.  Peopl...
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Protected Saints

The coinage “once saved always saved” is helpful for many Christians to keep from slipping into doubt.   I’m afraid more often than not, it may be used as a psychological ploy of assurance.  But ‘once saved always saved‘ still forces us to analyze if...
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Faith in the Sufficiency of Scripture

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; Psalm 19:8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; Psalm 19:9 the fear of the LORD...
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Time for Alarm, Time for Compassion

“Washington (CNN) In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory.”  (Sat, June 27, 2015)”   Time for Alarm, Time for Compassion...
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Hymn “I Cannot Tell”

There is a certain arrogance in the Christian that needs to ‘know everything.’  After all he quotes to himself John 17:3 “…and this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”  However, this song...
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