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Can a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?

Can a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.  And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:1-2) Every now and then,…

A New Commandment

A New Commandment

 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke…

The Gift of Tears

The Gift of Tears

Do you ever cry when you pray? Sometimes when I’m deep in prayer, tears flow on their own.  Of course, this may happen when I’m crying out in anguish to…

Humble Pie

Humble Pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  If you plan to host a Thanksgiving celebration, you would do well to begin planning now.  There are so many things to cook, from…

In the Sweet By-and-Byproduct

Yesterday, I was checking out the website of a church in another state, clear across the country, because a friend of mine is considering visiting that congregation.  They are a…

The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

The Foolish Heart of a Pastor

  Today, we find the Word of God taking a very human form.  Paul is so frustrated with false teachers in the church that he resorts to name-calling and foolish…

Concerning the Collection

Concerning the Collection

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, Paul writes about the donations he was collecting from the Gentile churches, for the purpose of aiding Jewish Christians who were in need in Israel.  He…

I Got Caught Wogging!

I Got Caught Wogging!

Yesterday, I got caught.  At church, no less!  Doing what I never want people to see me do. I was wogging. Yes—wogging.  That combination of walking and jogging that’s kind…

Self-Reliance or God-Reliance?

Self-Reliance or God-Reliance?

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard people say, “The Bible says that God won’t give you any more than you can handle.” This is a nice…

The Yoke’s On You!

The Yoke’s On You!

2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV) talks about being unequally yoked—a concept that sounds strange to modern ears. It says: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness…