Eye Witnesses to Glory

6 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, my Beloved,[a] with whom I am well pleased.” 18 We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, whi…

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Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 90 “Home is where the heart is,” or so an old saying goes. The notion is that home is where we go to relax, or at least where we hope to get rejuvenated from the cares of the world. Home can have its own demands, of course, when a new baby arrives or someone is sick and needs to be cared for. But even then, home is where the heart is because people we love are there. The psalmist says, “Lo…

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Dichotomy (Will Hignett)

A dichotomy confronts Christians. We are made in God’s image and are "made a little lower than God", yet at the same time, we are the dust of the earth. We are capable of great things. With God’s grace, we can assist in building God’s kingdom and bring love into our daily lives in significant ways. But as we get older, we are reminded that we are dust and so easily fail ourselves and fail …

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Faith at Work

Faith means different things to different people. To some, it’s a kind of optimism, as in “I have faith that things will all work out.” Maybe there are good reasons for that optimism, based on a sense of the way things are. Or maybe it’s more like a choice to see the glass half full, a preference for looking on the bright sight when the facts don’t point either way. Or maybe it’s just a sunny disposition…

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Not So Blind Faith

The evangelists for atheism—Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the gang—like to contrast science and reason with what they call the “blind faith” of religion. There may be some religious folk whose faith is unquestioning, but the most faithful people I know are also among the most clear-sighted and probing, and critics who see only caricatures and stereotypes might do well to have their own vision checked…

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