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Sabbath is…

A friend and I were studying in our dorm room when he looked over and said, “Man, I’m still feeling refreshed from Sabbath. Now I know why you’re never stressed out.” A couple days earlier I had invited him to enjoy the Sabbath with me. We put our textbooks away to worship with a Church […]

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Word Count

Do you have a favorite Christian author? Growing up I enjoyed the novels of C.S. Lewis and in high school a friend introduced me to his masterpiece Mere Christianity. But it wasn’t until college that I discovered the books of my favorite author, the 19th century Christian leader Ellen White. Consistently, I’ve found her writings (such as […]

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Immediately

After existing for just two years and employing a staff of a dozen people, this last year the photo sharing site Instagram was acquired for $1 billion. Many commentators noted that this exceeded the value of the New York Times, which has been a leading news source for over 150 years. I see this as further […]

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Revealing Us

This is the third in a three part series on the significance of the cross. Be sure to check out part one, Revealing God, and part two, Revealing the Enemy. In the last two posts we’ve noticed two progressive revelations in John’s account of the gospel: the revealing of the love of God and the […]

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Revealing the Enemy

This is the second in a three part series on the significance of the cross. Be sure to check out part one: Revealing God. Last post, we saw in John’s gospel account the progressive unveiling of the love of God: Jesus’ miracles and teachings reveal the Father’s love with increasing clarity leading up the fullest […]

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Revealing God

What do you think about God? As I’ve studied at various universities with peers of various worldviews and backgrounds, I’ve been interested in learning their responses to this question. You might expect to find quite a bit of skepticism on a university campus. And certainly that is true, but I’ve discovered that doubt in the existence […]

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Betrayal

“I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. […]

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New Command

Last night, I was playing some board games with a few friends. Half way through, one calls me out, “Hey you can’t do that”. “Yes I can, it’s the rule!” “Since when?” It got a bit confusing. Apparently we had different understandings of the rules. I wonder how the disciples felt when Jesus announced a […]

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The Strongest Argument

Recently I was staring at the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (or, more accurately, the reconstruction of a skeleton) when a friend whispered a question, “Why were dinosaurs so big?” This led to a host of other dino-questions. While I had some speculations, I often found myself coming back to a common answer, “I don’t know.” […]

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Kite

Standing on the beach, I see a father and his son flying a kite. A current of wind carries it high into the sky and there it soars. I know that the kite must be pleased. It’s doing what it was made to do. Moreover, it’s bringing pleasure to the father and son. But then […]

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