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Tagged With: Christ

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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QTMs for 6/27/16: I. WILL. NOT. QUIT.

An anonymous Facebook meme:  “I’m not a quitter, but sometimes the game ain’t worth playin’ no more.” That’s one way of looking at it.  Then there’s the other way.  You know–the one I prefer. “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection!  But I … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 6/10/16: OKAY, JESUS – WHAT’S WITH THAT?

The Gospels tell that You were always going off someplace to pray.  Conference center.  Coffee shop.  Private retreat. Mountain cabin.  Peter’s RV.  Solitude and relative quiet was what You were after.  You were – are – a praying kind of guy. So we, through Peter and John and the lads, asked you to teach us … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/20/16: WHAT IF . . .

Maybe imperfection is perfection in disguise. We all know that Adam and Mrs. Adam were the sum total of perfect humanity, in our recorded history.  Two. And since neither you nor I are one of those two, a couple of things seem equally counterproductive: using perfectionism to excuse doing little or nothing to excel in … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 5/6/16: THE MOTHER TIME BUILT

“You have the coolest parents!” Do you have any idea how desperately I tried to keep my friends from knowing my parents?  Really meeting them and letting them, like, talk?  Even the thought of my dad and mom’s dull, blunt monochrome style t-boning our world’s brilliance and sharded, bursting colors left me in paroxysms of horror, … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 4/25/16: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ‘REALLY’ TICK GOD OFF?

Tell Him he doesn’t know what He’s talking about. Seriously.  That’ll do it. Make fun of His created order, of His rules for living, and of how He organized His Universe in general and our world in particular. Look God right in the eye and tell Him He’s an idiot.  Better yet, lay this one on ‘im:  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 3/28/16: “JUST SAYIN’.”

He’s still on duty. The angel?  Tomb with “Vacancy” lit?  Yeah, the angel, he’s still there.  Well, one of them is.  It’s permanent duty, so they rotate. You like historical markers, right?  Well, there’s one about 8 yards over to the right of the Tomb, brown sign, white posts and lettering.  Official.  It reads: All four gospel … Continue reading »

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IT’S NEVER OVER!

When Jesus said, “It is finished” He did not mean it’s all over. When God’s involved, it’s NEVER over!  EVER!  Where’d we ever get the notion that when Jesus could barely grit his teeth and get enough breath to utter, “It is finished”, it somehow automatically translates to LOSER? No matter what’s happened in this life, … Continue reading »

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