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The Hopeful Silence of Our Divine Upgrade

At minimum, Covid-19 has forced a sort of time-lapse effect, condensing years and decades of hindsight into weeks and months of real-time updates, causing us to see the vast tapestry of international, political and economic processes normally invisible to analysis by virtue of their ponderous pace. While normal life will certainly resume in many respects, history itself has tilted, and we can’t go back. It is pointless to try…

The Misguided Theology of Acquiescence

Oft has the phrase been heard, spoken in warning: “If you’re too heavenly minded, you’re no earthly good.” No doubt, this has some merit for those who drift into super-spiritual, religious pretensions, claiming mystical preoccupations unfounded in any real experience with God. However, by-and-large, the assertion is total bunk. Set your minds on things that are above, …

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Star-Struck Faith

Abraham, the father of our faith, believed in a God “who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope he believed” (Rom. 4:17-18). Nothing but faith is capable of seeing the invisible, believing the impossible. As Abraham’s children, we are part of a crazy bloodline of impossibilities. We see promises in …

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Joy and the Dominos of Grace

In New Testament Greek, the root word for grace is ‘joy.’ Isn’t that interesting? By inference, when our lives are full of grace—if we truly understand grace—then joy increasingly characterizes our personality and outlook. A domino effect begins, tempering our words and attitudes. We are less easily offended, more understanding, more patient. Joy extends inward with peace …

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The Inherent Danger of a Tolerant Society

The election is over. The race card, economy card, liberal agenda, obstructionist republican and “birther” cards have all been played. But there’s one gift that keeps on giving: the mythical virtue of tolerance. Please, let us be done with this. Proclaim the limited benefits of tolerance if you must, but not the virtue. Tolerance is not a Virtue. …

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Help File: Downloading Your Free Copy of “The Book of Names” to iPad, Kindle, Nook

The Free Ebook Giveaway What’s better for a Christmas reader that to begin a glorious, epic quest? How about a glorious, free, epic quest. Word is spreading, and I want to fan the flames. I’m so convinced that readers will love my epic 5-part series, The Legends of Karac Tor, that I’m giving away all …

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