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Just how BIG is this God? - 4th installment

02/15/2008

As previously promised: “Over the course of the next several days, I intend to post several thought-provoking, perspective-stretching videos (which I have randomly and gratefully collected off the web) that emphasize the bigness of God. May a glimpse of His bigness fill us, by faith, with a sense …

Just how BIG is this God? - 3rd installment

02/14/2008

As previously promised: “Over the course of the next several days, I intend to post several thought-provoking, perspective-stretching videos (which I have randomly and gratefully collected off the web) that emphasize the bigness of God. May a glimpse of His bigness fill us, by faith, with a sense …

Just how BIG is this God? - 2nd installment

02/13/2008

As previously promised: "Over the course of the next several days, I intend to post several thought-provoking, perspective-stretching videos (which I have randomly and gratefully collected off the web) that emphasize the bigness of God. May a glimpse of His bigness fill us, by faith, with a sense …

Just how BIG is this God?

02/12/2008

This Sunday I began a series for our p.m. services entitled Just How Big Is This God? In a culture that is exponentially increasing in our estimation of ourselves, our view of God has been declining at a more rapid pace still. The tragedy of this upside-down, bottom-heavy understanding of our place …

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment

02/05/2008

Have you ever heard a sermon, read a book, or had a conversation that brought some biblical issue into the spotlight for you in a way that perhaps you'd not even considered before? You knew the Bible dealt with the topic, in fact maybe you were even familiar with several verses on the subject, but …

The Sanctity of Human Life

01/22/2008

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. And, although the number of abortions performed in the U.S. has significantly declined in recent years, it is still a tragedy of inexpressible proportions to know that, in the U.S. alone, an …

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

01/08/2008

The following is an interview by Bill O'Reilly with Ben Stein, regarding the upcoming feature movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed . It is basically a documentary, very professionally and humorously and entertainingly put together, on the academic discrimination that has been focused toward the …

Another year is dawning

01/01/2008

I just finished reading a collection of several biographies of great hymn-writers. Frances Havergal, the English poet who wrote such hymns as I Gave My Life For Thee and T ake My Life And Let It Be , was an extraordinarily gifted woman. During her lifetime she learned Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, …

One purpose of suffering: homesickness!

12/04/2007

I was talking with someone the other day who was having difficulty understanding how there could be any purpose to the suffering they were having to endure. I pointed out that there can be no question but that trials and sufferings here cause us to think more about our heavenly home. In the midst …