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Jesus, Scientists and Me

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I got involved with Jesus and scientists about the same time. Mine was a simple childhood in a family of athletes, history buffs, readers and musicians. But I started attending a Lutheran church the summer before high school and there met Jesus and then a cute guy. Jesus saved my soul. The cute guy told me, “I’m going […]

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Devotions: Prayer

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Prayer is at the heart of my daily devotions. “Prayer does not prepare us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Prayer is conversation between man and God. Genesis 3 indicates God walked and talked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening after […]

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Native Americans and the Gospel: A Flight of Arrows

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Lori Benton is a fine writer whose most recent novel, A Flight of Arrows, fascinated me with its approach to the Christian gospel message. Since I do not believe Jesus Christ looked nor acted like a 21st century American, I’ve long been intrigued by how people portray him and his message in other cultures. You […]

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Who was Barnabas?

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Barnabas was an important member of the early Church and I’ve been running into him lately as I study the book of Acts. His name is generally understood to mean “son of encouragement,” and he certainly played that role for the Apostle Paul and others. But who was he and where did he come from? […]

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Shock and Faith: Saul and Ananias

Who was more shocked, Saul or Ananias after that fateful trip to Damascus? Both of them displayed shock, faith and courage in following what God had just dumped into their lives. For his part, Saul/Paul of Tarsus was on a zealous mission to defend the God whom he believed members of The Way–Christians–were blaspheming. He had received […]

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