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Tagged With: Christ

Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s for 7/28/17: 2 WAYS TO THROW BACK FLOUNDERING FAITH

Your life as a Christian should make nonbelievers question their disbelief in God. I’m not talking about your philosophy of religion or your preferences for worship or your favorite spiritual guru.  Your philosophies and beliefs and membership in this or that church don’t amount to dryer lint if you don’t have a personal relationship with … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/16/17: HE COULD’VE SAID NO

Everything about our lives is different because Jesus went through with God’s plan.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . Hope makes anything bearable.  As long as you know whatever you’re facing is temporary, you can persevere. Think what this life would be like if there were no hope of anything beyond … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 4/14/17: WHAT ABOUT THE REST?

Escaping all crowds is impossible.  Thinking like them, however, is your own choice.  Grab your coffee and walk with me . . . The crowd included cynics who’d been watching and listening all their lives to the roiling, foaming surf of Jewish politics and Roman oppression. cool, sophisticated, professional Christ-followers whose subdermal faith could be equally at … Continue reading »

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3/28/17: IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS… Some Thoughts for Lent

“Antonucci?” He sat with head down, shoulders slumped, his helmet laying on its side on the ground beside the scrub rock.  In his right hand was a wooden-handled coarse brush that had seen plenty of use.  He sat staring at the ugly object in his left hand:  a flagrum. Two of them – stiff, stinking and repulsive from a recent scourging.   It was like … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 2/21/17: YEAH, I DID, TOO.

One of the few things a religious zealot accomplishes is to reassure those he’s trying to convince that they want nothing to do with him or whatever model of Jesus he’s peddling. We are moving into the Lenten season, the lead-up to Easter Sunday.  I know you know that.  Easter bunnies, dancing eggs and fake grass is … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(usings), 12/21/16: WHADDYA MEAN IT NEEDS BATTERIES?

Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth; Goodwill to Men; and Batteries Not Included. I remember when the toys and games we received at Christmas needed no batteries or power cords.  They came complete with the most impressive, awe-striking, exhaustless power source ever created: Our own imagination. We weren’t limited only to the … Continue reading »

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WHOA-HO-HO… MER–YOU NEED IT WHEN?

There are approximately two billion children worldwide.  With an average of 3.5 kids per home, Ol’ Kris Kringle will need to visit about 571 million homes this coming Christmas Eve. If said kids leave two cookies and a glass of milk in each home, our intrepid red-togged hero will snarf something in the neighborhood of … Continue reading »

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Q(uiet) T(ime) M(using)s, 10/13/16: I’M SIDING WITH GOD, HERE

I choose to believe the Bible’s version of things:  not my favorite theoposition of things, but what God actually has to say about them and about us all. Faith’s enemies get louder and harsher in condemning ‘those evangelical conservatives’ as if staring in revulsion at crows chowing down on a roadkill rabbit’s three-day-old carcass. It happens every … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/8/16: DO UNTO OTHERS, YADDA YADDA

Bedtime for the kids, “at-last” time for Sarah.  Boyish yelling bounced her up and running to find Tim’s two-year-old sister tightly gripping a handful of the five-year-old’s hair. Gently removing hair from the little girl’s grip, she responded in fluent PC.  Soft, reasoning “I’m-your-friend” tones.  “We didn’t mean it, did we, honey?”  To Tim:  “She doesn’t understand that hurts.” … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 7/17/16: PERPETUAL EMOTION

Evangelists used them all the time. Oh–no-no-no.  Not cheap emotional appeals that tugged at your guilt like a 7-year-old in Toys-R-Us.  And not those foufy hairdos – what’d they call ’em? What?  Pompadour.  That’s it.  No, I don’t mean that, either.  Although I always wondered why so many traveling evangelists hammered Elvis and then tried … Continue reading »

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