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Massachusetts 100, Texas -100

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No, this is not some strange March Madness basketball score, though I must say I wouldn’t put anything past this year’s NCAA men’s tournament. It has to be the strangest year on record. In fact, I’m referencing the fact that […]

Are We Watching the End of Christianity in Iraq?

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The Catholic News Agency published an article today that deserves our attention, our sadness, and our prayers. Here’s the beginning: Persecution leading Iraqi Christians to draw harsh conclusionsBy Alan Holdren, Rome Correspondent Rome, Italy, Dec 17, 2010 / 02:40 pm […]

How is Your World Geography?

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USA Today reports that the 22nd annual National Geographic Bee is happening this week in Washington D.C. Fifty-four fifth through eighth graders will compete in this annual competition. The article includes a mini-quiz using questions from previous years. How will […]

Noteworthy News: Being Over 50 Isn’t So Bad!

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Good News for the Over-50 Crowd According to USA Today, “Daily stress and worry plummet after age 50.”  The Gallup Organization teamed up with Healthways Corp. to survey 340,000 adults concerning their psychological and emotional states. The report, published in […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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