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One of the many pregnant scenes from Schindler’s List occurs when the camp commandant is drinking with Oskar Schindler and Schindler says to the commandant, “Power is when we have every justification to kill and we don’t.” Paul wrote to the Romans, “For the wages of sin is death.”...

God is creative. He longs to talk to us. The writer of Hebrews begins, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways.”  He still does.  It doesn’t have to be a long time ago to other people. ...

We had a Luke 15 kind of day.  In Luke 15 Jesus tells three lost and found stories and thus it was we had three lost and founds in just a few hours.  When we took our dog for a walk in the forest we...

We have a fox who has decided he or she likes our yard. Just ten feet from our patio he has dug a den. Almost every night we get pictures of him moving about. We have a trail camera that is activated...

I think I should create a Hall of Fame and fill it with interesting souls I’ve met on the road to paradise.  The first person I nominate is an old guy I met at the beginning of my ministry.  He was in his eighties when...

John 17:24 contains a fascinating concept.  Jesus prayed, “‘Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”  Before...

I sat down this afternoon with my high school senior year annual.  It has been decades since I cracked it open.  I wasn’t surprised that I could not remember the names and faces of those in the classes below seniors.  We were so important as...

We had some serious wind this morning.  The roar of it moving through the maples and pines totally drowned out all other sounds.  But of greater interest was our resident Sharp-shinned Hawk.  He was hovering above me face into the wind and without a steady...

The card reader on my computer stopped working.  I tried everything my non-nerd brain could think to try.  I rebooted.  I restored my system to an earlier date.  I ran an antiviral program.  I turned it off and waited two minutes before turning it on...

According to Hebrew tradition there are 613 laws in the Torah.  Three hundred and sixty-five, one for each day of the year, are negative (the don’ts) and 248 are positive (the dos).   This does not mean principles were not understood.  In Mark 12 after Jesus...