Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Happy Couple

My little boy got married this past weekend.  Sometimes it’s hard to believe that he’s all grown up now.  While I sometimes despaired of him ever getting to this point, I am proud of who he has become.  While there is still a lot of life ahead of him, he now has a life companion to share that journey with; and it looks to be a good journey together.  This world can be a rough and unforgiving place, but having someone to travel through it with you can make it much easier, especially when you are both also walking with …

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Fight the Good Fight, With Love! – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.  Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV There is an interesting dichotomy between the two verses in this passage.  Paul starts off with a series of four directives that are somewhat military in nature.  These are instructions that you might give a soldier who is going out into harms way.  Be on your guard; pay attention to what is going on around you so that the enemy can’t sneak up on your unawares.  Stand firm; hold the ground that you have been assigned to defend, not …

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Homosexuality and the Bible

I am a follower of Jesus, a Christian.  I try to follow the teaching of Jesus and the apostles as recorded in the New Testament.  I hang out mostly with other Christians.  And all of that has an effect on how I react to social issues in the community at large.  And one of the biggest social issues today seems to be concerning homosexuality.  It is causing much anguish, gnashing of teeth, and condemnation in the Christian community today.  But why? Well, the Bible does seem to clearly speak against the practice.  I know there are those who argue that …

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