Contend for the Faith

On Kneeling

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Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace. Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre and harp and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebudchadnezzar had set up.” Daniel 3:6-7
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LUVVACHUTHER!

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It was 1967 or was it 68? I don’t remember the actual year. In fact, much of the detail surrounding this incident is jumbled patchwork of random snapshots in my brain. The actual attack I don’t remember at all  What I do remember haunts me to this day.
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The Enemy of “Excitement’

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I have, in recent posts, been revisiting a sermon given by C.S. Lewis titled, Learning in War Time. Delivered in 1939, This message was intended to address the issue of whether normal, usual vocational pursuits should continue to take place in a time when the very existence of England was at stake.
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Of Masks and Priorities

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 Some scholars feel that the imagery found in both Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was birthed in the trenches. No pictures of the…
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The Gospel According to Cleveland

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On my uniform there was a cross on the epaulets, so it is safe to say that he knew I was a minister. He was about 6’6” …tall… muscular and looked for all the world like a gang banger right out of central casting. He walked right up to me and had what I took to be a scowl on his face. “Hey! You down there?” I knew what he meant…
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Lord When did we see you?

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It was one of those churches that looked like a Currier and Ives print…or a Norman Rockwell Painting…Steeple… Belfry…Organ…the whole nine yards…twenty miles away from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. I remember how grateful I felt that night. Grateful for my young family, and grateful for the privilege of serving this congregation. My wife (as she always did) organized…
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