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November 17, 2019
Why A Really Great Sermon Just Isn't Enough

This morning I preached a great sermon. I preached one as good or better last week. And I have done a lot of them in the past six months. But […]

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November 5, 2019
The Sunsets of Our Lives and Father Abraham

Yesterday, as dusk approached, I went for a walk with God in the fading California sunshine. We talked about one of his oldest friends: Abraham, whom the Bible calls “the […]

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November 1, 2019
E Pluribus Unum, The Torah, and Reuniting the U.S.A.

A question for you. Do you know anyone who believes our country is becoming more unified?  Neither do I!  And we’re not alone!   At the time of the 2018 […]

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August 27, 2019
Three Questions For Those Who Seek God

"Listen to me, you pursuers of justice, you who seek ADONAI: consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. Consider Avraham your father […]

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August 8, 2019
Yeshua Gets Political

Recently I did what I do every Wednesday night: I taught a Bible Study, this one, on passages from Luke 7-10. This morning as I woke up, I realized that […]

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July 30, 2019
A (Belated) Fourth of FIve Questions for Pesach – Question (What About Torah Observance?)

Last Passover I began a series responding to five questions imbedded in a readers response to a video I had posted. You may see that video here: The five questions […]

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July 22, 2019
A Word for Couch Potatoes: Learning to Value Your Problems

For lots of folks, avoiding problems is their main coping strategy. In fact, for many, life is all about avoidance: avoiding certain people, avoding certain subjects, avoiding thinking about how […]

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July 22, 2019
God's Tail Lights: A Message From the Depressed to the Depressed

I have spent most of my life depressed to one degree or another. As a shrink said to me when we began talking decades ago, he found that the most […]

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May 2, 2019
The Five Questions: Something Extra for Pesach – Question #3 (What About Discipleship/Discipling?)

This continues a series of blogs originating in a response to a Red Door Diary video I posted where I highlighted (and lamented) the Messianic Jewish Movement’s general failure to […]

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April 16, 2019
The Five Questions: Something Extra for Pesach – Question #2 (God's Purposes and the Gentile Presence in the Messianic Movement)

This post is the second in a series related to a comment responding to a Facebook video, one of my Red Door Diaries, where I highlighted the Messianic Jewish Movement's […]

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