Category Archives: culture

Thoughts From The Prophets: Rend Your Heart

“‘Now, therefore,’ says the LORD, ‘turn to Me with all your heart’… rend your heart, and not your garments” (Joel 2:12-13). The rending (tearing) of garments was a common practice among people in the Bible lands. It was done in … Continue reading

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“Conspicuous Conservation”

Two young economists, Steve and Allison Sexton (twins), argue that the popularity of the Toyota Prius is found in “conspicuous conservation.”  Steve Sexton explains, “The Honda Civic hybrid looks like a regular Honda Civic.  The Ford Escape hybrid looks like … Continue reading

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Beatitudes of Revelation: Accept the Invitation

“‘Alleluia!  For the Lord God omnipotent reigns!  Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.’  And to her it was granted to be … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: A Mockery of Pure Religion

It is called “Mardi Gras” meaning “Fat Tuesday.”  It is called “Carnival” from “Carne Vale” meaning farewell to flesh.”   It is the last opportunity to revel and “live it up,” before the Catholic’s forty days of lent starts, and abstinence … Continue reading

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Pray/Sing/Call

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (James 5:13a).  The term suffer could literally be rendered “to suffer evil.” “It is . . . sufficiently comprehensive to embrace every type of affliction, whether of outward bodily character or of … Continue reading

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Pray, Sing, Call

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray” (James 5:13a). The term suffer could literally be rendered “to suffer evil.” “It is . . . sufficiently comprehensive to embrace every type of affliction, whether of outward bodily character or of … Continue reading

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Ethics: Modesty

As Christians, we should want to dress and conduct ourselves in a manner which professes godliness (1 Timothy 2:10).  We should want to present ourselves in a manner which glorifies God (Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 10:31).   We should not … Continue reading

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