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batmantosThe title of my article plays around with the Robin sayings from the old Batman & Robin series.  I Googled it, and Robin exclaimed everything from “Holy Alphabet, Batman!” to “Holy Love Birds, Batman!” to “Holy Zorro, Batman!”  But let’s talk about why this article is entitled “Holy Admiration”….. (more…)

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sad-13552We should not feel bad about feeling bad. Within our society that idealizes feeling “happy, happy, happy” all the time, we can sometimes be shamed into feeling bad about feeling bad.  However, this is not right, because it is an unrealistic societal pressure placed upon us that only makes us feel worse. (more…)

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1In chapter 19 of the Book of First Kings, we see the Prophet Elijah fleeing the idolatrous Queen Jezebel who was seeking to kill him. He fled to the wilderness, and he felt alone in his faith in God. Then, in his dejected and dispirited state, he prayed the following in response to God: (more…)

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“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God — whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did — when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.” – (Second Timothy 1: 1-5)

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cosmosI have recently been watching the new Cosmos miniseries on National Geographic Channel, which follows the format of the original Cosmos miniseries by Carl Sagan in 1980. Following the basic outline of the 1980 series, this new one presents the TV audience with the latest scientific discoveries that have been made since 1980, and it presents this information much more vividly in high definition. Be that as it may, I have to say that I still like the original Carl Sagan miniseries much more than the new one, because I think it had a more elevated and inspirational quality. (more…)

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beatitudesIn the final session of our mid-week Lenten series on The Beatitudes of Jesus Our Lord (Matthew 5:1-12), we discussed why the true followers of Christ will be persecuted.  And, among other things, one of the primary aspects of the Way of Christ was/is befriending all people of all groups and seeking to bring them together. (more…)

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401379_2291177008609_1524520977_31845687_577303187_n2With the advent of the personal computer, people today have access to far more information than they ever had before. Consequently, we are hearing more and more people assert the historical fact that December 25th is not the actual birthday of the historical Jesus. Some highlight this fact merely for historical interest, while others try to use this information in an attempt to stump us and somehow undermine our Christian faith. (more…)

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