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“Purple Rain Won’t Stop The Grass Withering”

Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away… ~ Job I just recently had my backyard seeded for summer grass.  The reason was simple — my winter grass withered. As the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest, modern icons, I am soberly reminded of the brevity of life.  Death is no respecter of persons.  …

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Modern Christianity: Social Darwinism 2.0

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 2)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian.  Many people will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith In my previous post I briefly explored the ramifications of what life could be like if believers in Christ actually took His Sermon on the Mount seriously.  The sermon is a drastic call to radical discipleship, one of …

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Finding Life in the Path of Perishing (pt 1)

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. ~ G.K. Chesterton I was recently provided the opportunity to preach once again at my local congregation.  We are currently going through the gospel of Matthew and I was tasked to provide an introduction and overview of the Sermon on the Mount. Have you …