Big and Little Sins

It should be obvious to us all if we would but reflect upon it for a moment, that we can do nothing but that it is tainted by sin.  The Puritans used to say, “I cannot pray but that I sin.  I cannot preach but that I sin. My repentance needs repenting of.”  Because sin …

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The Reason for God’s Existence

The title of this blog forebodes a heavy theological discussion.  So, let me start with birthday cards. The people of Berean are well versed in the birthday card tradition here.  Some 26 years ago, I was talking with one of our members whose acquaintance with me went back to our college days; Gary Papp.  When …

Mad Over Idols

Most people think we are beyond the days of “idol worship”.  We look back to biblical times and clearly see that both Israel and the nations around them were inveterate idolaters.  Their idols took many forms, had various names, and presented themselves differently in different cultures.  But, because man has a “worship” gene (so to …

Turnabout

They say every dog has his day and turnabout is fair play.  This is the idea that it is legitimate when those who have been “under” other’s authority or influence turn the tables and now gain the ascendency in a situation, circumstance, or society. A story comes out of Civil War concerning a slave on …