Category Archives: Wisdom

Do we expect too much?

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Do we have unrealistic expectations of happiness in western culture? Do we expect to experience unbroken tranquility in a world that has fallen from its Creator? Do we have a place for the groaning described in…

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How did Adam’s sin affect Humanity?

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After Genesis 5, the Old Testament does not mention Adam. He doesn’t reappear in Scripture until the genealogy of Jesus. There is also a kind of strange silence in most of the Bible on specifics in…

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Why doesn’t God put an end to evil?

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When evil things happen people commonly ask why God doesn’t do something about it. Why Doesn’t He stop it from happening?  We think of God as the one who has the power and resources to change…

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Extravagantly thankful

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Extravagantly? Why would I associate this word with anything? We mostly use extravagant in negative ways. extravagant claims -exceeding the limits of reason or necessity. extravagant praise – lacking in moderation, balance, and restraint. extravagant display – excessively elaborate. extravagant with…

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The power of giving thanks

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This is a day for giving thanks in America! It’s a day that stretches back to a time before America became a nation. When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they were unprepared for the harsh realities of…

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When bad things happen

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Imagine God appearing to you on New Year’s Eve to tell you that nothing bad will happen to you in the coming year. A great sense of relief would come over you. Each time you felt the pull of anxiety,…

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Feeling blessed…

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Our two oldest grandchildren, McKenna Faith Griffen and Austin Charles Cornell. Hard to believe they will soon be 10 years old! We now have eight beautiful grandchildren and we feel very blessed! Giving thanks to God…

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Reforming the Church

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It is good to be willing to innovate and adapt for the sake of the gospel but, “when sociological reality is taken as the given to which church strategy and tactics must adjust, the church is…

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Ministry in a postmodern world

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Ministry always happens in a cultural context. Faithful ministry requires an understanding of the underlying ways people think and especially the way people view truth and reality in the context. Missionaries sent to foreign cultures have consistently recognized this…

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Knowing the one who is beyond knowledge

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Why do we need so many titles to explain Jesus? The NT uses more than 100 titles for Him. Why? Is it because in Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3)? Is…

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