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Nicodemus: Do you not understand these things?

April 8, 2015

Nicodemus: Do you not understand these things? A survey by the National Center for Education Studies (NCES) revealed that 30 percent of chemistry and physics teachers and 50 percent of earth science teachers in public high schools had neither majored nor earned teaching certificates in those fields. In some cases, taking one chemistry class...

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  • Devotions April 8, 2015

Do the Right Thing

October 4, 2015

Do the Right Thing “Prayer sermons” are sermons disguised as prayers. Some people use public prayer as an occasion to scold the church. They supposedly address the prayer to God—but everyone knows that the congregation is the real audience. In today’s passage, Abraham uses prayer to scold, but the audience is God. He protests to God when...

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  • Devotions October 4, 2015

Paul: Why do you persecute me?

April 14, 2015

Paul: Why do you persecute me? In 1985, Steve looked like a failure. He was a college dropout and had been fired from a good job. Nothing he tried seemed successful—the government rejected his job application, no one wanted to hire him, and people thought the products he tried to sell were too expensive. Twenty years later, Steve—Steve Jobs—was...

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  • Devotions April 14, 2015

Why do you worry about clothes?

April 22, 2015

Why do you worry about clothes? Back in 1983, Dena Al-Fassi said that she and her estranged husband, Mohammad, who declared himself the sheik-in-residence in Beverly Hills, each spent $200,000 on clothes—per month. Perhaps we can’t imagine spending that much money each month on anything, much less clothes, but many of us can relate to overstuffed...

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  • Devotions April 22, 2015

All Things Made New

April 30, 2012

All Things Made New J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy includes many exciting battles. But for many fans of the book, favorite scenes involve not action but fellowship between the characters. This reflects Tolkien’s goal, for the action was the process used to restore and renew a world. Perhaps this is why the book continues past...

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Why do you call me “Lord”?

April 24, 2015

Why do you call me “Lord”? In the classic musical My Fair Lady, phonetics professor Henry Higgins accepts a wager from Colonel Pickering that he can transform the Cockney accent of a young flower-seller so completely that she will pass as an aristocratic lady. In a climactic scene at the Embassy Ball, a rival phonetician declares that Eliza...

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  • Devotions April 24, 2015

When Things Go Wrong

October 13, 2013

When Things Go Wrong An adage known as Murphy’s Law states: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” A related saying, known as Finagle’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law, asserts: “Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.” Moses might have been tempted to agree. Called by God to rescue Israel from slavery in Egypt, Moses’...

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  • Devotions October 13, 2013

Set on Things Above

May 17, 2019

Set on Things Above Critics have often argued that Christianity itself is just a form of escapism. “Christians are so heavenly minded, they are of no earthly good,” they quip. C. S. Lewis argued the opposite. He pointed out that the Christians in history who have done the most good have been heavenly minded. “Aim at Heaven and you will get...

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  • Devotions May 17, 2019

Last Things: Final Judgment

February 28, 2013

Last Things: Final Judgment James M. Gray, the third president of Moody Bible Institute, was once asked about the practical value of teaching about the Second Coming of Christ. He replied that all the virtues and graces revealed in the New Testament that are binding upon the believer are in some way associated with this doctrine. He believed...

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  • Devotions February 28, 2013

When Things Go Against You

October 6, 2013

When Things Go Against You Someone has said, “When you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s probably a train.” When we experience disappointment, we have difficulty interpreting our circumstances. It feels as if everyone and everything have joined forces against us. This was how Jacob felt when his sons asked for permission...

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