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A God Who Is Not Senseless

October 22, 2017

A God Who Is Not Senseless Our senses provide the basis for engaging the world around us. It might be easy to recognize the contributions made by some of the senses. Sight allows us to avoid danger and find food; we use hearing to communicate with others or perceive important sounds such as a baby crying. The sense of smell seems comparatively...

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Devotion for Jan. 4, 2010

January 4, 2010

Devotion for Jan. 4, 2010 Derrion Albert, an honor–roll student at Christian Fenger Academy High School in Chicago, was killed just outside the Agape Community Center on the city's south side. As inexplicable and deplorable as all such tragedies are, this particular murder triggered national outrage and disgust because the brutality was captured...

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Devotion for August 05, 2007

August 5, 2007

Devotion for August 05, 2007 Published in 1954, William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, tells the story of a group of boys stranded on an island together. Without any civilizing forces around them, the boys cast off moral inhibitions. Selfish ambition festers, the boys divide into two factions, and the struggle for power turns cruel,...

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Devotion for Jan. 11, 2009

January 11, 2009

Devotion for Jan. 11, 2009 The AIDS virus has ravaged sub-Saharan Africa. It has orphaned 15 million children and shortened life expectancy in some countries to a mere 37 years. In countries like Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, AIDS is believed to affect 15 to 20 percent of the adult population. The AIDS crisis is a modern-day plague...

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Devotion for Jan. 16, 2004

January 16, 2004

Devotion for Jan. 16, 2004 The olive branch is a famous symbol of peace. Its origins date back to Noah. After the Flood, he sent out a dove and it came back with an olive branch in its beak—it was then that he knew that judgment was over and God had brought reconciliation and peace back to the earth. In Roman legends, Hercules was kept safe...

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Devotion for Dec. 28, 2009

December 28, 2009

Devotion for Dec. 28, 2009 The health of a tree faces two significant dangers. On the one hand, a tree can be severely damaged from external forces: wind, hail, lightning, and ice can all injure or kill a growing tree. On the other hand, a tree that looks perfectly healthy from the outside may in fact be dead or dying on the inside from a...

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Devotion for May 27, 2006

May 27, 2006

Devotion for May 27, 2006 When Mozart was two years old, he visited a farm with his family and heard the squeal of a pig. The toddling prodigy instantly proclaimed, “G-sharp!” After consulting a piano, his family verified that he had correctly noted the pig’s pitch. At such a young age, Mozart left no doubt that greatness awaited him. Israel...

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Devotion for January 07, 2005

January 7, 2005

Devotion for January 07, 2005 The Baltic coast of Russia was not a promising site for a city. The land was marshy. The weather was cold and stormy, and flooding was common. It was in the middle of nowhere. Yet here Peter the Great decided to build an imperial seaport. The energetic czar handled much of the planning himself, sketching buildings...

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Question and Answer

April 1, 2015

Where did Jesus’ spirit go between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Did Jesus go to hell? Question and Answer The idea that the Lord Jesus went to hell between the crucifixion and the resurrection, frequently called “the harrowing of hell,” has been believed since ancient times. In fact, the Apostles’ Creed seems to teach it when it...

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James: The Wisdom of True Faith

October 1, 2004

James: The Wisdom of True Faith Picture, if you will, what Noah's faith would have meant without works. Can you imagine him saying, "I know it's going to rain, and I believe it's going to rain, but theoretically speaking, can't I technically get to heaven without building the ark?" Noah had no problem reconciling the power of faith and the...

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