A Crumbling of Faith: Tuesday

Luke 21:5-6   As his disciples look in awe at the very impressive Temple structure, Jesus tells them that one day soon, the entire building would be torn down. Not one stone would be left standing on another. This came true in AD 70, when the Romans razed Jerusalem to the ground following a revolt. […]

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A Crumbling of Faith: Monday

Luke 19:45-48   Jesus was a disturbance in the normalcy of holy living. One day he came into the city, stirring up the exuberant crowds and drawing attention. The next day, he entered the Temple and ran out the money changers, those who made a living selling what people needed in order to worship at […]

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Holy Bread, Wonder Bread: part three

(This is part three of a three part series. Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here.)   John 6:56-69                                                     Between 1906 and the start of World War II there were over 3,000,000 diagnosed cases of Pellagra in the USA, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. Scientists were baffled, until one […]

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When Church Is Canceled

Today at lunch, my wife asked me a question across the table: “What are you going to do this week?”   “I have no idea,” I said. “I need to think about it.”   I literally lost sleep over the decision, but last Friday I sent out a message to my congregation: all church events […]

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What Granddaddy Shared with Me

Granddaddy was raised in a family that was not very affectionate. He did not often hear the words, “I love you,” growing up, and there wasn’t much tenderness in his family. When he married my grandmother and became a father, he had a lot to learn in that department. He often struggled to show his […]

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