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Pages of Presence

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The other day a self-declared humanist/atheist friend tagged me in a Facebook post about the “errors” [...]

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God’s Crowbar

“(His parents did not know that this [Samson marrying a Philistine] was from the Lord, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)” [...]

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God Helps Us Believe (1 John 5:10)

God has given each of us the twin testimonies of his Word and his Spirit. He speaks to us through both. We hold one in our hands, and the other holds us from within our hearts. If we truly want [...]

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The Bible: The Only Source of Certain Truth (2 Peter 1:16 – 2:2)

You can believe the Bible not because it makes sense (though it usually does) but because God wrote it. And he bypassed the natural misunderstandings, biases, and agendas of its human authors [...]

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Written So That You Will Know (1 Tim. 3:14-15)

Opinions have at least three advantages over facts: [1] They are in endless supply. [2] Everyone you know will give you theirs for free. [3] You can form your own with any combination of [...]

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The Danger of Self-Made Religion (Col. 2:8-10)

People have always developed religions – in every age, culture, and location. We’ve worshipped about everything and in about every way. Paul calls this “self-made religion” (Col. 2:23) .... [...]

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Missing the Point

“Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, and so the Jews [...]

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Greater Things?

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.“ (John 14:12, NIV) Let’s [...]

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The Bible and Borders

[Note to readers: I wrote this article for the editorial page for the Denton Record Chronicle several months ago and they haven’t run it. Since our country is having this conversation, a [...]

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Understanding Postmodernism

Adults have always had difficulties relating to young people.  “Dad, you just don’t get it,” was a phrase often heard coming from my two brothers and me.  But now, it seems the divide is even [...]

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A Window to the World

In his final words to the Ephesian elders, Paul makes several statements I would like to highlight: Acts 20:27 27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.  Acts 20:29-30 [...]