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Feb
28

Liar, Lunatic, or Lord

Stained glass image of Jesus with lamb

By Bob Krupp C. S. Lewis did not think people should be allowed to call Jesus a nice teacher. Lewis believed that He left only three options as to who He was: a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord. Unbelieving critics have dismissed this as a classic case of a false alternative and prefer to…
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Feb
27

Stepping Into Mystery

Morning fog

Preaching is bound to take one into regions of the Word that one can only explain as mystery. One does not have to go far. Genesis 1:1 immediately informs the reader that one has entered into a revelation in ways both impenetrable and unimaginable. Hence, I cannot recall a week when, assigned the homiletical task,…
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Feb
26

So Who Is the Holy Spirit? The Means of Our Community

Children playing in sandbox together

How should pastors pursue diversity in their congregation? How should they likewise promote unity?  Why is community such a popular notion? We asked Art Azurdia… Listen to sermon (1 Corinthians 12:1-13):   Why do you think community is such a buzz-word recently?  I would say, having been around for a little while, that there have…
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Feb
25

Baptism: Meaning and Mode

Crowd at lake shore for baptism

The word “baptize” is a Greek word which has been adopted into the English language as part of our Christian vocabulary. The root word baptō means “to dip” or “dip into dye.” Baptizō is an intensive form of baptō and means “to dip” or “to immerse.” This word is used in the Greek translation of…
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Feb
24

5 Things You Need to Know About Camels and Biblical Accuracy

Camel caravan across desert

Recently CNN, Time magazine and the New York Times, just to name a few, reported in various articles that scientists have discovered that camels were not domesticated until the 10th century B.C., and that since the Bible reports in Genesis that Abraham (around the 19th century B.C.) was using camels, the Bible must therefore be…
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