Blog and Devotions

America and its Guns

Recent gun-related violence caused me to think about the effect and use of guns in the United States. Here are some observations. 1. The Bill of Rights is not a document from heaven like the Scriptures are. And so no one can claim infallibility of the Bill of Rights. It ...
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A Stammering Monkey

In the recent past, I stumbled upon a British stuttering support website, as I looked for possible ideas to overcome stuttering for my three-year-old son, who we discovered in the last few months had begun to stammer. On this website, some of the comments that were written by sufferers of the ...
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23:56

I am at a crossroad in my life. I have always had many interests and somehow found the time and energy to pursue them, but I think in this phase of my life, that balance of trying to do multiple things will be challenging, if not impossible. In my heart ...
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The Validity of Valleys

Growing up in a Christian family, I have heard the analogy of a mountaintop experience. And the discussion was that anytime we have a gathering of believers or a particular time of fellowship,  or fasting – that was a mountaintop experience. It is possible that this terminology was derived from ...
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Why baseball is a terrible game (and how to fix it)

There is almost no question that baseball is a slow, boring game. There are baseball players themselves that have mentioned it. For, example, Manny Machado of the Orioles said, ““It was a little boring to watch it, I don’t know how people go out there and watch games. Now I ...
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A Christian and Alcohol

A Christian and Alcohol Over the years I have heard many arguments for and against the use of alcohol by Christians. So I thought I would study the matter systematically. In so doing, I have attempted to be as objective as possible. (If, from this post, you can tell what ...
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A Christian And Yoga

A Christian and Yoga Being an Indian theologian in America, I have received several questions over the years about how a Christian should respond to yoga as seen in American culture. I honestly don’t know the details of yoga in America so I won’t give a yes-no answer. Instead I ...
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The Prayer Against

Whenever there is a tragedy today, one of the rallying calls is for prayers for the victims of the tragedy. So we see prayer for Paris, prayer for Orlando, prayer for whatever with its various hashtags and links. However, I think that we are called not only to pray for ...
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Blairsville, Georgia September 2016

I recently had the privilege to speak at a church retreat in Blairsville, GA – Calvary Assembly Church of God. These were the sessions: Finding the Will of God Worship Prayer Pursuing God ...
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Transforming Temperaments

Though they go by various names in different systems – it is generally understood that there are four basic human temperaments. Since I am used to the Hippocratic system popularized by Tim Lahaye, I will be using those terms. Sanguine – the outgoing, super-friendly, life-of-the-party storyteller, with issues of lust, ...
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