Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Fallacy of the Mushy Middle…

I had a super intelligent aunt who was shocked one day when I told her I had attended an “ultra-liberal” church a few times. She was a rector in the Episcopal Church, a denomination that is not a bastion of … Continue reading

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Not Loving Your Neighbor…A Recipe for Gridlock

Not Loving Your Neighbor…A Recipe for Gridlock I know, I know, the title sounds so naïve. But just suspend judgment for a few minutes. In the past several years the word that most often is used to describe American Federal … Continue reading

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Why this Book…Why Now?

My wife Susan joked about Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White.  She said I would be excommunicated. Well maybe, if I was a Catholic but I am Methodist. I may just be asked to leave our church…in … Continue reading

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The Last Post on Know Why You Believe

On the first post about Paul Little’s book Know Why You Believe [written on January 6, 2016] I asked “Why does Paul Little have to write a book about our belief? Aren’t we all on the same page?  Don’t we … Continue reading

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The Fried Egg and The Christian Experience

I really love it, the lines: “A man with a fried egg over his left ear came through the door of your church. ‘Oh,’ he says glowing, ‘this egg really gives me joy, peace, purpose in life, forgiveness of sins … Continue reading

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Know Why You Believe….

Valid: having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent. Is the Christian experience valid? This is the final chapter of our book, the topic for this final week. When I first read Paul Little’s last chapter, I … Continue reading

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The Christian Who is Truly Alive!

Have you ever been around a “live” Christian? That sounds silly but here is what I mean. Have you ever been around a Christian who is alive with the love of Jesus? They have something special. They have an aura … Continue reading

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The Valid Christian Experience

Years ago, when my son was a teenager, I was beginning my serious relationship with God. That happened to me when he was in his teen years.  I began to learn what it meant to be a Christian. For my … Continue reading

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Next Book Announced…

Tolerance: Paul Little says the following about the word; “We live in an age in which tolerance is a key word.  Tolerance, however, must be clearly understood.”  Truth is truth and if someone believes something that is false, truth is … Continue reading

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Grafting on an Ancient Vine

Isaiah 51:16 “I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who says to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Paul Little writes “Isn’t the God whom we worship the God of the Old Testament, … Continue reading

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