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The Miracle of Choice (part 2 of 2)

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Many scientists and philosophers believe that the laws of nature preclude even the slightest amount of self-determinism. And many Christians agree; they may think that choice – as I’ve described it in my previous post – would violate the sovereignty of God. I agree with these Christians that God is Sovereign, which means he is the supreme authority and has ultimate control over all creation. However this d...

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Image of God

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 4, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The Bible tells us that humans bear the image of God. Genesis 1:26-27 states: “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness . . . . So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” There are many different ideas about what this means – what is the image of God? The m...

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Sacred Objects

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 28, 2010 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

     Many westerners seem to be perplexed by what they view as an overreaction on the part of Muslims to such things as cartoons of Mohamed and the threat of burning the Qur’an. Some of us may also look at Hindus with disdain because they believe cows are sacred. However, a recent news article gave me some insight as to what we as westerners view as sacred.

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My Prayer Life, or Lack of

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 PM Comments comments (2)

     My prayer life is rather pitiful, at least I think it is. I’ve struggled with prayer for years. Recently I had a number of realizations about my prayer life and so I’d like to share them. If you’ve got some wisdom to share with me, please do. If you are like me and don’t pray much, and feel guilty about it, then maybe my experience of mostly failure will make you feel better.

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Being a Good Husband and a Good Father

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM Comments comments (0)

With the approaching birth of my daughter there has been in me the reawakening, or rather remembering, of an old desire. That is my desire to be a good father and a good husband.

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The Kingdom of God, and the kingdoms of humankind

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 4, 2009 at 2:57 AM Comments comments (0)

The good news of the Kingdom of God affects every aspect of my life, including my politics. It underlies every aspect of my thought (at least I try for it to). I try to be a witness for the Kingdom of God in all that I do. I try to value the concerns of God over the ...

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Is God A Dysfunctional Father?

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 18, 2008 at 1:16 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been exposed to an idea in the Church, and I must admit I've believed it - at least subconsciously. We get told that God makes bad things happen to us in order to get our attention. If we don't pray enough, read our Bible, act like we should, then God hurts us so we pay attention to him. Are we to believe this? Apparently God relates to people like a twelve-year-old b...

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