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August 31 – On Bringing Knives to Gunfights And Stoning God

John 8:48-59; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Malachi 2:10-4:7 As I write this, people are pounding the drums of war. North Korea keeps flinging missiles and doing nuclear tests, making themselves out to be ready to initiate war. Not to be outdone, … Continue reading

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August 30 – Ending Slavery

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 The institution of slavery is one of the darkest blots on mankind throughout history. Among ways slavery has been practices throughout history, what happened in the United States was one of the most … Continue reading

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August 9 – War

2 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 23:36-24:20; Habakkuk 1 As I write this, sabers are rattling around the world – most especially in Pyongyang and Washington, D.C. North Korea has developed a nuclear weapon that could be fitted onto a missile, … Continue reading

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July 29 – Got Peace?

1 Corinthians 14:26-40; 2 Kings 9; Jonah 4 World War I was over. All that was left were the peace talks. France, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, and to a lesser extent Japan made all the decisions at the … Continue reading

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July 11 – Breaking Up is Easy – Comparatively

Mark 16; 1 Kings 12:1-31; Hosea 14 Forming a new country isn’t easy. When South Sudan became an independent country in 2011, certain steps needed to be followed. One of the first things they needed to do was to declare … Continue reading

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Rwanda Trip 2017 – Day 8

Monday, June 19 Our last team member came in last night. She had other commitments which prevented her from being with us last week, but she has seemed to fit right in. We had, of course, another beautiful sunrise, and … Continue reading

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June 14 – Impossible Things

Mark 1:21-45; 2 Samuel 3:2-39; Daniel 2:1-23 During World War II the Seabees, the name given to the Naval Construction Battalions, had a motto. “The difficult we do now, the impossible takes a little longer.” The motto described the Seabees … Continue reading

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May 7 – E Unum Pluribus

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 “E pluribus Unum” was the unofficial motto of the United States until the phrase “In God we trust” was adopted officially in 1956. The phrase was meant to convey the amazing experiment that was … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 8 – Changing the World

Matthew 28; Deuteronomy 9-10; Job 8 Earlier this week, Americans observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of our involvement in World War I. The war began when the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, setting off a chain of … Continue reading

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