Category Archives: Thought of the day

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Disavowing media bias while not avowing Trump: Part 2

*I wrote this for my facebook a couple days ago. At the date of this posting, some press outlets are starting to pick up on the NY Post story—but mostly to dismiss it out of hand. This is Part 2 … Continue reading

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Disavowing media bias while not avowing Trump: Part 1

Time to get slightly political—because that’s always FUN, right? 😅 As someone who voted 3rd party write-in during the 2016 election and will attempt to do so again with an absentee ballot, I’d like to take a middle-of-the-road approach in … Continue reading

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Looking at Gethsemane Anew: The Fall and Rise of Jesus

Before he rose up from the depths of the grave, Jesus needed to first rise up from the ground upon which he fell. Don’t be put off. The fall and rise of Jesus that I refer to is not a … Continue reading

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Clotting a Wound with Spiritual Platelets

A few weeks ago one of the orphans at the Children’s Home I oversee, named Vantha, came down with a very severe case of dengue fever. His case was so bad that the private clinics did not want to accept … Continue reading

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Adversity Lesson 3: How the end product of affliction can be a hope that does not dissappoint

Romans 5:2-5 says, “Through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, … Continue reading

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Adversity Lesson 2: “They will pass through the valley of weeping and make it spring” (Ps. 84:6).

There are two authors and speakers that God has graciously used to bless me and teach me over the past weeks. One is Bob Sorge and the other is Francis Frangipane. Early on when the pain and confusion was most … Continue reading

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Adversity Lesson 1: God comes to change us not only console us

“Dear Matt, what I am about to tell you I say with a very heavy heart. I met someone else when I returned home last month, and he recently proposed to me. It was not planned–it took me by surprise. … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Dreams

Dreams: an activity we spend one-third of our lives doing, yet we know so little about them. I have very vivid dreams and unlike others I can remember a great deal of content about my dreams— as long as I make … Continue reading

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Jesus Only– An Arrogant Claim?

It is usually not too long into a discussion about the merits of Christianity with a skeptic that he or she trumps out their favorite rebuttal: “So you believe Jesus is the only way people can be saved, huh? That … Continue reading

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Spiritualizing the Romanticized “Soul Mate” Myth

Click here to read an outstanding critique of how the church does great harm to young people in being complicit with a self-centered perspective of marriage by propagating and spiritualizing the “soul mates” myth as romanced in many a movie … Continue reading

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