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Your Child and Sports

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I love sports. Like most parents, I wanted my children to enjoy sports too. Given our society’s focus on sports, I thought that it might be appropriate to share some lessons that Carol and I learned about having a godly family and being a sports family. Some of our lessons were learned by...

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The Brave New World of Equality

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It should not be news that the outcomes of success for children do in fact depend a lot on the family. However, one sociologist that has been studying this has come to some startling conclusions. Adam Swift, who has taught at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, MIT, and Wisconsin-Madison...

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You Can't Not Be There

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The elders and deacons at East White Oak Bible Church had a great time of fellowship and planning at our retreat last month. We discussed how best to organize our ministry, how to evaluate our church health, how to best utilize and enhance our facilities for greater effectiveness. But there was...

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What Does the Manger Have to do with the Grave?

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The nation’s collective conscience about the value of life is changing. We are losing our understanding of the intrinsic value of human life. However, the incarnation, the entrance of Jesus Christ to this earth as a baby, teaches us about why life is so valuable. The Drive for the "Right...

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On the Meaning of Being Male and Female

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On the Meaning of Being Male and Female Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. God created human...

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On Nephews

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I don’t know why, but I’ve been thinking about extended family lately, most particularly my nephews. The Bible does not say a “lot” (there is a pun here that adept folk will appreciate) about the relationship between uncles and nephews, but what it does say is challenging...

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Eschatology: The Lost Princess in the Queen of Sciences

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Today’s universities derive from the monastic institutions and cathedral schools of Western Europe.  The academic regalia, which look out of place today, recall those roots in the Middle Ages.  At the time of the founding of such institutions of higher learning, universities...

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Why Bring Up the Judgment of God?

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The recent terror attacks in Boston, the flooding in Central Illinois, the fire in the town of West, Texas, the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the threats of nuclear war from North Korea, the debates over immigration, gun control and same sex marriage—all of these create a sense of...

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From the Lips of Children?

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I really love my boys.  I marvel at the grace of God which permits me to have such wise sons.  They each have a way of talking about issues which challenge my faith and encourage my walk with Jesus Christ. Today, my two older sons emailed me.  I thought that what they remarked...

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Musings from Sam's Club #4815

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Yesterday, I was sitting in the Sam’s Club in Normal, Illinois, eating a crispy chicken sandwich and enjoying a chocolate milk shake.  (This is what I call a “fancy” date with my wife.)  In the half hour or so that we sat there, I experienced a LOT of great...

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