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Is Human Suffering Bad For Humanity?

I think if you ask most people, regardless of their race, religion, sex, gender, orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, etc. that if they could wave a magic wand and make the world such that everyone had food, clothes, medicine, a loving family, and a sense of well-being at the expense of nobody else, they would do so without a second thought. 728 more words

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The Gift of Certainty

Can we be certain about the purpose of our lives? What has God put us here to do?

When I think about these questions, I have moments of crystal clarity. 582 more words

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Bethlehem, Bethel Same Place?

Bethlehem

(Arabic: بيت لحم‎  Bayt Laḥm  “House of Meat” Bēt Laḥm, lit. “House of Bread”; Hebrew: בֵּית לֶחֶם Bēṯ Leḥem, Modern: Bet Leḥem , lit. “House of Bread”; Ancient Greek: Βηθλεέμ ) is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. 3,269 more words

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Illusions and belief...

I found myself musing today on illusions. As a younger man, I was always at least moderately intrigued by illusions, magicians, sleight of hand. Is there anybody really, that doesn’t even silently enjoy magic acts? 555 more words

God

William Blake says:

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”

The Bottleneck of Little Faith

It’s my second semester in seminary (at TEDS), and I’m taking a very interesting class designed to prepare us to preach God’s Word. It’s both a methodology and a theology class, so it focuses both on skills / technique and the reasons behind it — what to do, why to do it, how, etc. 517 more words

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