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Skydiving

When I first considered this topic I was surprised at how long ago I’d “jumped from a perfectly good airplane.” Like all things, as I get...

Do As I Say

I remember being brought up with the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.” In one way it’s hypocritical, but by and large it’s a good way...

Administrative Assistant

Back in the day (what does that even mean?) there used to be bumper stickers which read, “God is my copilot.” There were T-shirts, and...

Pearl of Great Price

There’s a baseball card called the Holy Grail of cards. There’s one website listing the price at more than three million dollars. Think...

Yugo or Jaguar?

I think we could all agree that by and large we value things more if we have to work for them. Think about precious metals and gemstones....

The Drought

Every now and again rain falls. When there are extended periods without rain, we have a drought. There are four different kinds of...

The Cave

Have you heard about or read The Cave? It’s part of Plato’s Republic. The story is an allegory about people chained to a wall in a cave,...

Social Justice

The very term churns my stomach because of the politics surrounding the current usage. Merriam Webster has a definition, Wikipedia has a...

“I See Dead People”

I can’t believe it’s been so long since that movie came out. That’s the year Linda and I were married - it’s even the same month! A...

Interstellar Life

Perhaps a year ago now I read a sermon by Chuck Smith from Genesis - it was a transcript of what he said. When he was in school he was...

Feed the Birds

I hate feeding the birds. To get to the feeders, I have to climb up to a precarious position and can barely reach to bring them down....

What would you do?

I posed this question to Linda this morning: Imagine you're at a certain wedding reception in Cana. Just as you're taking a big sip of...

Was Jesus an American?

Mark, why would you ask such a stupid question? There wasn’t even an America back then!” “Uh, no. But people treat Him like they expect...

There's A Tent For That

Remember that slogan, “There’s an App for that?” Yeah, I went there. For those who don’t know me well, I have a mind that focuses on the...

Confusion

There are times I get confused. I write these posts months in advance, and recently I decided to actually schedule them so if I die or...

Good Things

Anyone can do good things - feed the hungry, donate clothing to the poor, give money to the indigent, or other things that benefit...

Born Again

I have to admit I was more than mystified when I first heard the term, Born Again. I’m not alone in that. There’s this guy in the Bible,...

Free Will?

How can God be sovereign if we have free will? That’s a question for the philosophers and prophets, right? Good thing I’m a philosopher,...

God-Plus?

There’s a passage in the New Testament where Jesus raises the bar on sin. He said it something like this: “If you even CONSIDER sinning,...

Father

One of the issues I have a hard time really comprehending is that God is our Father. I keep thinking, “How can the being who created...