Monthly Archives: November 2011

“A Christmas Carol”

“The movie was not as good as the book” is a cliché for a reason: they rarely ever are!  I have enjoyed several versions of “A Christmas Carol” in movie form, but none of them can capture the vivid descriptions, … Continue reading

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The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  So A.W. Tozer opens his classic book, The Knowledge of the Holy.  Tozer, who pastored in the middle of the 20th century, spoke prophetically … Continue reading

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The “Thanksgiving Gift”

It is not that unusual for a tale to become twisted in its transmission, often to someone’s detriment – but the slightly misunderstood story of “the Thanksgiving Gift” may just end up being to the benefit of all!

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“The Real Thing: The Purity of Love”

I Corinthians 13:6        A few weeks ago as we talked about the definition of love, we referred to C.S. Lewis’ quote, that “Divine Gift-love … desires what is simply best for the beloved.”  But what IS best for the … Continue reading

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“The Real Thing: Love Does Not Hold A Grudge”

I Corinthians 13:5b       A generation ago in Communist Romania, a pastor was beaten almost to death, and was then thrown into prison.  A fellow prisoner, also a Christian, slowly made his way over to him and, knowing how bitterness … Continue reading

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An Odyssey in Homer

I just finished reading Homer’s The Odyssey for the first time!  It was “fun” – for want of a better word – to read first-hand about the Cyclops; those twin pillars of doom named Scylla & Charybdis; and the exploits … Continue reading

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