Tag «Bible»

Hotel Bibles

If I were to follow the lead of our hyper-sensitive, easily offended society, I might take offense at a recent article I read in the LA Times. The Times reported that “Moxy Hotels,” a subsidiary of Marriott International, has decided to no longer offer any religious materials in their hotel rooms. The decision to remove all bedside Bibles …

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What’s Your Bible IQ?

How well can you do on this brief, five-question quiz? Who was rebuked by Jesus for caring more about temporal things than eternal things? To whom did Jesus offer “living water” that would cause one to never again thirst? Which disciple was given a second chance to follow Jesus after denying him? Who postponed obedience …

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A Queer Hermeneutic

The dictionary definition of the word, “queer” is simply “strange,” “odd,” or “unusual.” However, in the latter part of the 20th century, the term, “queer” was used in a pejorative sense as an insult to homosexuals. But that was then, and this is now.  And today, the term is embraced by the homosexual community and has …

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Shame On Mom…Or Me?

Last week, I was on a mission trip to the island of St. Croix.  While on the island, several of us handed out flyers inviting people to hear some preaching that was taking place that week. As usual, I found the responses I received rather interesting.  Some people refused to take a flyer from us. …

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Is Pope Francis Changing Catholic Doctrine?

In response to questions that have obvious answers, many have used the rhetorical quip, “Is the Pope Catholic?” as an answer. However, the more we hear from the current Pope, the less this quip has meaning. Earlier this month, Pope Francis wrote a 264 page paper entitled, “The Joy of Love.” In it, he addressed several …

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