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A Personal Journey in Healing.

In discussing the variances between Christianity and Jehovah’s Witnesses, a friend who is a Jehovah’s Witness made the following comment: Some religions practice the healing by laying on of hands.  And yet the Bible says that healing was done away with after all the first century Christians died. I have to wonder why people believe […]

Have we Been Called to Maximize our Strengths?

I while ago I asked a pastor’s wife friend of mine if she knew of any Bible studies I could participate in. Ultimately, this lead to my taking a Ministry by Strengths course built on the foundation of the Tom Rath book, Strengths Finder 2.0. The basic gist of the study is that trying to improve our […]

My Ever Changing Political Views

One never realizes it at the time, but as an older man, I can look back and clearly see that I grew up with white middle-upper class political and religious views. This is a bit strange, as my family was hardly middle-upper class, but my surroundings were. My home was always staunchly republican (or sometimes independent, […]

Hobby Lobby and the Abortion Debate

I ask that you read the entirety of this essay before passing judgement. I have been closely following the Hobby Lobby debate regarding the demands of Obamacare and the idea that Hobby Lobby does not want to be forced to pay for abortions under the Obamacare mandate. I agree with Hobby Lobby’s stance on religious […]

Each Other

What if we had this attitude towards our brothers and sisters in the faith: And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy […]