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One way to measure societal change is to distance yourself from something for a while and then return to check on it.
Revisiting provides clarity but is often accompanied by a sense of shock.
This was the case on a recent, but infrequent, bookstore visit. Profane and vulgar titles were strategically placed...
We are precariously close to the top of the tower of human creativity.
Today's technology allows us a more dramatic view than ever before. But if we look down, it's easy to see the cracks in the foundations that have been laid.
It's not difficult to find the vulnerability in a fortress of human thought.
A nearby botanical garden has been a refuge for quiet walks and prayer for many years.
Recently, though, it is going through an "upgrade". Intrusive signs have been positioned at eye level, providing dubious information about how the plants evolved.
Scented shrubs have been removed to make space for a designated...
God's plans for humanity are clearly laid out in the Bible. So when we hear His name spoken together with any type of earthly agenda, we can turn to His Word to check for truth.
We can also question the motive. Is God's name being used to try to put a shine on human ideas, or is it being used to point us to God?
The invisible hand that has been adding more sugar to the diet of each passing generation has also been suppressing questions and concerns about related health complications and disease.
Sugar is now embraced as the crowning glory of our special occasions, as a kind of edible fantasy. At the same time, its consum...
Knowledge is increasing exponentially, and so are end times news stories.
So much so, we can find ourselves caught up in a "watch" that has more to do with thoughts and opinions than it does with truth.
The coming revelation of Jesus Christ is beyond the threshold of human knowledge and imagination. We are invit...
In the times we live in, it is not always easy to step from one year into the next.
We are often weighed down with questions about the future, and reflecting on the past may be an invitation to revisit a year of painful experiences.
For those of us following Jesus and waiting expectantly for His return, it is an...
Have you been asked to upgrade your "peace that passes understanding" with something "merry and bright" this holiday season?
Shifting our focus from the eternal to the temporal can actually be a very painful experience.
Human cravings cannot be satisfied with the things of the world. So we can find ourselves in...
I have been monitoring the final rose of the season in an abandoned garden that I pass on seaside walks.
Not just a regular rose, but an antique, soft golden rose, with a scent so rarefied, walking away from it is like letting go of a piece of eternity.
As I reached for it on yesterday's walk, the branch s...
I stumbled both in darkness and in the deception of artificial light during times of wavering faith in my life.
Early on, I was caught up in the ways of the secular world through music and materialism. And my first career, which mixed business and alcohol, left me intoxicated.
Church gave me a headache...
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