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In Living Color!

Prior to the advent of color television in the 1950s, all programing was broadcasted in black & white. The "In Living Color" phrase, along with their multi-colored peacock logo, was first used by NBC when it aired its first color tv show in 1953. Of all the things we take for granted, have you ever… Continue reading In Living Color!

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If I Could Slow Down Time

You may or may not be familiar with the late 80s song by Cher titled "If I Could Turn Back Time". If you are, you have probably sung its chorus while reminiscing on a past pleasant experience or while wishing you could go back and do some things differently. I know I have, but I… Continue reading If I Could Slow Down Time

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Immersive

Last week, right after one of our family dinners, our son Joshua invited my wife Mari and I to preview "Old Time Religion," his very first mod for the game Fallout 4. Don't feel bad if you have no idea what a mod is or never heard of Fallout 4. We didn't until last week.… Continue reading Immersive

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Does worship really INVITE God’s presence?

Countless of sermons, books, blog posts, and certainly worship leaders' opening statements have included the phrases, "God dwells is the praises of His people," and "Worship invites the presence of God." In fact, this post is in response to an article I recently read with that very same title. My emphasis will be on the… Continue reading Does worship really INVITE God’s presence?

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Splinters In The Heart

"A splinter (also known as a sliver) is a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected into a body. The foreign body must be lodged inside tissue to be considered a splinter. Splinters may cause initial pain through ripping of flesh and muscle, infection through bacteria on the foreign object, and severe… Continue reading Splinters In The Heart

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God’s Arithmetic

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 If you are a math teacher or are simply good with numbers, you most likely frowned at the above equation. That's because, in arithmetic, a positive multiplied or… Continue reading God’s Arithmetic

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Of Fruits And Nuts

Fruits and nuts are an essential part of a balanced diet because of their high nutrient profiles. When packaged and sold together, they serve as a healthy alternative to the most common junk-food snacks. As comical as it may sound, it is unfortunate that the universal church (body of Christ) is also packed with fruits… Continue reading Of Fruits And Nuts

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Why go the extra mile?

I can only imagine the mixed reactions within the crowd as Jesus began to preach this "new" message which seemed to be in conflict with those of the other teachers (of the law). Here is an excerpt from that well known discourse titled "Sermon on the Mount," which is recorded in the book of Matthew,… Continue reading Why go the extra mile?

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Holy S****t!

OK, I know exactly what your first reaction was when you read this. I too would raise my eyebrows or frown if I saw an article/blog post with that title, especially if I knew it was written by a professed Christian who is also a Minister of the Gospel. Did it catch your attention? If… Continue reading Holy S****t!