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Not long ago, a listener asked an important question about the topic of sexuality. This individual commented that, “not long ago, the church only dealt with adultery and fornication. Now it has snowballed into anything and everything from homosexuality to the transgender movement. How are we to understand that? Spiritually, what is happening? It is…

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Years ago, my daughter Rachael began leaving our house to date the guy she loved: her Dad. Others wanted the privilege. Boys proposed to her when she was three, four, and twice when she was six. When she was a teen, she hung a Bible verse on her bedroom door: Psalm 56:1: “Have mercy on…

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In the book of Ezekiel, chapter 37 talks about the “dry bones.” Led by the Holy Spirit to a valley full of human bones, the prophet asks, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Of course, this vision represents the house of Israel, as the northern kingdom has been taken into captivity, and the Babylonian…

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Do you have any atheists in your life? I hope so. I hear all the jokes like, “God doesn’t believe in atheists.” Or quotes like the one from Woody Allen: “How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?” But for me,…

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Last Saturday, I got two phone calls, one from my son Steve who said, “Dad, my water heater broke.” I have no idea why he’d call a guy like me. I’m not even certain where hot water comes from. The basement, I think. “Mop up the water,” I told him, “and call your Uncle Bill.…

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Have you ever been cranky? Years ago a friend came into my office with a cartoon of a prune-faced man talking to his doctor. He said, “What do you mean I’ve got an ulcer? I don’t get ulcers, I give them.” “That’s you,” my friend said. “Are you serious?” He laughed. “Well…just a little.”  …

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As I understand the history of Mother’s Day, it was first proposed by Anna Marie Jarvis, a woman from West Virginia. Jarvis was a Christian woman who, during her Sunday school lessons as a little girl, found inspiration for just such a day. As Anna grew up, she continued to nurtured the idea of creating…

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Mothers are amazing.   My wife grew up in a home of mostly girls. So when our two boys came along, she wasn’t quite prepared for two little orangutans streaking about the house wearing nothing but big smiles. They put jello in the toaster, mud in their diapers, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in…

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Now that my jet lag has subsided, and I am fully back to work writing and in the recording studio, I have had some time to reflect further on my recent experience in Israel. Those of you who read this blog will know that Back to the Bible Canada is planning an Israel Experience in…

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