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Happy Birthday

I have a problem every time I sing Happy Birthday. I mean, besides not knowing where to send the royalty check. It happened again today. When I sing Happy Birthday, it is always because somebody else started singing it first. Then everyone must join in, so as not to be rude. So first I have […]

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Hair and Contemporary Culture

Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is […]

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John 1:13

I love to read the Bible. I start the first thing in the morning, while I wait for coffee to brew. There is something about my physical state in those first minutes that is conducive to a different take on Scripture. I’ve heard that the groggy feeling we experience in the first minutes after sleep […]

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The Name of Jesus

Do you know how often the name Jesus is used in the New Testament? Of course you don’t, because there doesn’t seem to be a set number. It varies from translation to translation.¬†The King James records 983 mentions. The New King James loses a couple.¬†Other translations have fewer yet. The ESV has 966, and the […]

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Don’t, just…don’t

  Cartoon by Most of us dislike making decisions. Inherent in the process is the possibility that we can make the wrong decision, and so each looming decision is accompanied by a certain degree of dread. I wonder if Mr. Bush didn’t end up being the Decider because no one else liked the job […]

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Slave Labor

I am being forced to write this against my will. And against my better judgment. This heinous act, this enforced servitude, has been perpetrated upon me by my ‘best friend,’ the administrator of the blog. He published it as a blank blog and has warned me, repeatedly, ever since, that Google (apparently a nefarious multinational […]

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