Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Good, right, and salutary

I recently received communion at a Lutheran church, although I regularly attend Elevation Church. As part of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, liturgy, the preface is spoken (or chanted) by the pastor. It is truly good, right and salutary that … Continue reading

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Amaze Jesus!

I’ve been studying Matthew 5-10. Wow. If I were to advise a new believer on what to study first, I’d recommend two sections of the New Testament: 1. the book of John — this is one of the four Gospels, … Continue reading

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Begotten…what?

John 3:16 is quoted worldwide to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Here it is: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal … Continue reading

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Turn down for what?

There is a popular song by DJ Snake (featuring Lil Jon) titled “Turn down for what”. The lyrics are (yes, this is the extent of them):  Fire up loud Another round of shots Turn down for what. The message is … Continue reading

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Bringer or taker?

Consider a scenario. You’ve been attending a church for a while and find yourself saying, “I’m just not getting anything anymore. I think I need a change.” Here’s another. You’ve been involved in a small group for about 8 months … Continue reading

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Painted balloon

Imagine a painted balloon. This balloon is half inflated and completely painted over. It’s easy to imagine what would happen if the balloon were next fully inflated. Naturally the paint would fracture initially and, as more air is added, the … Continue reading

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