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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ש Shin)

Psalm 119: 161-168 161 Rulers pursue me for no reason, of your just regulations. 162 Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble. 163 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord, and I obey your commands. 164 I keep your … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Mass Shootings

Another mass shooting in America. Many are rightly screaming, “Terrorism” and others, “Gun control!”

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There’s a Cain Inside All of Us

Strangely, the story of Cain and Abel usually comes off sounding like that of a poor sap who makes an unfortunate blunder and then gets carried away by anger in the aftermath. But what really happened? Could there be more of … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

A close friend sent me an article that posed the question: Does our sin prevent the Holy Spirit from moving in our lives? The question is a difficult one. The answer is bound to lie somewhere between two cultural extremes.

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Confession

Many of life’s most vital lessons come out of the blue. Conversely, few of them seem to come as a result of focused effort. When I try to apprehend them deliberately, it is as though God says, “That’s my job,” … Continue reading

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Doomsday Gospel

“Westboro Baptist Church targets Taylor Swift,” the headline read. The article had a flavor of outrage, and rightly so. Fred Phelps, WBC’s leader and tireless purveyor of damnation, is at it again. This time, as chronicled by Pop Spy’s Jennifer O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Desperado

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? You’ve been out ridin’ fences for so long now Oh, you’re a hard one, but I know that you’ve got your reasons These things that are pleasin’ you can hurt you somehow

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