Monthly Archives: January 2017

In the Land of Trolls

In the Land of Trolls We dreamed of a networked world full of bridges Spanning the gaps between people and nations Connectivity in a globalized world brought us closer Enabling us to find new brothers and sisters and friends That … Continue reading

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Exodus 1: Setting the Stage

 Exodus 1: 1-7 Setting the Stage These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, … Continue reading

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Transitioning Into Exodus

When I started the biblical reflections portion of this blog almost four years ago, I didn’t realize how much I would learn and how much it would shape my ministry. Many Christians don’t know how to approach the Hebrew Scriptures … Continue reading

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Psalm 30- The Life of Praise

Psalm 30 <A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple. Of David.>  1 I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up, and did not let my foes rejoice over me.  2 O LORD my … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1 Section 9-10 Limiting the Powers of Congress and the Individual States

These final two sections limit both the powers of the congress in passing laws as well as the powers of individual states as they construct their state constitution and legal systems. Section 9: The first clause of section 9 is … Continue reading

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The Irrational Pieces of Our Identity: A Reflection on the Departure of the San Diego Chargers

Today I’m heartbroken. It isn’t for any particularly rational reason. Others today are worrying that they may lose their health coverage as congress continues its movement to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare to its foes). Some … Continue reading

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Psalm 29- The Thundering Voice of God

Psalm 29 <A Psalm of David.>  1 Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.  2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.  3 The voice … Continue reading

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Understanding the Constitution of the United States: Article 1, Section 8: The Powers of the Congress

Section 8: Powers of the Legislative Branch People often blame the President of the United States for the national debt, and while there are some places where the executive branch does influence and in some cases (war for example) cause … Continue reading

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Psalm 28- Can You Hear Me Lord?

Psalm 28 <Of David.>  1 To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, do not refuse to hear me, for if you are silent to me, I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.  2 Hear the … Continue reading

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