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Wonderful Words of Life: Freedom

Transcript: This is July the 4th weekend, so I thought I would talk to you about freedom.  In the Genesis stories of creation, it is freedom that separates humankind from the animals. God programmed animals to follow their instincts. God … Continue reading

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A Very Different 4th of July

This is a very different 4th of July. We will celebrate, but for most of us, it will be in much smaller gatherings, mostly members of our immediate family. There will be fireworks—and they will provide a welcome distraction, but … Continue reading

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Wonderful Words of Life: Forgiveness

In his book, Phycology, Religion and Healing, Leslie Weatherhead* wrote that “Forgiveness is the most therapeutic idea in the world.” After reading that I went to Forsyth Hospital to see a member. I was sharing an elevator with an MD … Continue reading

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Wonderful Words of Life: Hope

It was Alexander Pope who wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.  Man never ‘is,’ but always  ‘is to be’ blest.” In Jesus Christ, the “to be” has become the “is.” Some say that Jesus threw himself on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Trinity

Theology is “faith seeking understanding.” Unfortunately, when we start to do theology, we often make things harder not easier. Nobody every said that knowledge brings easy or contentment.  Thankfully, the doctrine of the Trinity has never been a part of … Continue reading

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