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Symbolic Journey in The digital Age:

My friend Steve is not happy. There is a problem: The secrets of science appear unable to address the most personal and complicated questions in life, which is sad news for the rest of us. We, the people, are trapped in a philosophical limbo, victims of our success. This truth is reflected in the reality that... Read More

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Listen to Correction

Let the godly strike me!It will be a kindness!  If they correct me, it is soothing medicine.  Don’t let me refuse it.  (Psalm 141:5) In the previous verse we learn that the natural tendency for all humans is to “drift towards evil” like a log drifting towards Niagara Falls. David tells us that as humans we find... Read More

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What's the Point?

Then I pray to you, O Lord.I say, “You are my place of refuge.  You are all I really want in life. (Psalm 142:5) What is the goal for the follower of Jesus? Are we looking for happiness, wealth, a home in heaven, eternal riches, a good reputation, a mansion, a good life now, what?  David tells us we follow Jesus... Read More

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Monks, Studs, & Crusaders

Christian people have done some amazing, bizarre, and even reprehensible things all in an effort to obey this challenging little passage of Scripture that tells us to "Leave all to follow Jesus" What does that even mean? and why would I want to do that in the first place? Well, I hope you will listen in and find out! Read More

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jarod Diamond is an evolutionary Biologist who spent some 30 years in and out of the jungles of Papua New Guinea. A question asked by an indigenous tribal person sparked a decades long research project that culminated in the writing of this book. The Tribesman asked Diamond why the white people came to his Island... Read More

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Out of a Far Country

This book combines two stories into one. Chris (the son) — He is gay, that’s not cool by his Asian American parents. There is a nasty blow up. He moves out, gets into the gay club party scene, discovers drugs, excels at selling them. Life is perfect for him, money, power, drugs, gay sex and complete acceptance.... Read More

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The Subtle Sin of Selfish Ambition

If you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder... Read More

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Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

A workaholic, and sub par husband and father get’s an invitation to dinner.  The invitation is signed by Jesus. It must be some kind of a joke, but it intrigues Nick enough to go to the high end restaurant in search of dinner with Jesus. Sure enough Jesus is there. I settled in for what I thought would be a... Read More

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Laziness: No Insignificant Flaw

He hasn't disciplined them I Samuel 3:13 I suspect that Eli's problem was laziness. All through this narrative we are told of his problem with obesity. In this spot in the story it says that he failed to discipline his children. He couldn't be bothered to shape their character, that would require too much... Read More

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Life is hard. Is trusting yourself really the best option?

The Lord gives both death and life; he brings some down to the grave but raises others up. The Lord makes some poor and others rich; he brings some down and lifts others up. (I Samuel 2:6-7) This is life. Complete with success and failure, triumph and defeat, good and bad, struggle and ease, life and death. For... Read More