Farewell to a neighbor: Four lessons I learn from his death

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The unexpected sadness at the death of a problematic neighbor prompts four observations concerning his life and death. He was a pain when he was alive, but I am surprised that at hearing the news of his death I am more sad than relieved. Read on to discover why.

The blessing of being poor (in spirit) – Matthew 5:3

Matthew 5:3 reads: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (NASB) One must assume that Jesus knew what he was doing when he put this Beatitude first in the list. Blessed are the poor in Spirit. Luke’s record shortens this saying to simply, “blessed are you who are poor” … Read more

What is behind the popularity of Harold Camping?

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Harold Camping and May 21 As many people know, Harold Camping has predicted that the rapture will happen on May 21. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that I will be writing a post the morning of May 22 thanking God for another day. My purpose here is not to catalog … Read more

Four Lessons From the Resurrection

The four lessons It is Easter Sunday 2011, the day which commemorates the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. I insert the adjective “bodily” to distinguish myself from those who would understand the resurrection story to be nothing more than a metaphor for renewal and hope. In 1 Corinthians 15:14, the Apostle Paul tells us that … Read more