Good and Evil

A mountain during a blue clear sky being reflected on a water surface

It was in Eden that good and evil became an issue. Since then we have tried to emulate the good while giving explanations for evil. Robert Louis Stevenson said, “In each of us, two natures are at war– good and evil. In all our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them…

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The Least

Man in a turban holding Jesus lay down on the ground

There is a political and social issue today that is based on Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ The issue is about doing the most for the least, but there’s a “catch.”…

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The Pathway to Life

Field of yellow flowers with “The Pathway to Life” text graphics

The 4th of July and Memorial Day will often bring back memories of times in a cemetery. There are others times, too. February 18, 1958, was the day my wife and I laid our infant daughter Kristine to rest in the Old Westbrook Cemetery in southern Minnesota. Certainly many of you have memories of times…

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God’s sweet Glory

Clear blue sky with fluffy clouds over the top of green trees with “God’s Sweet Glory”

When an expert tells us that the human brain is self-referential, that pretty much explains why we are always thinking about ourselves. This self-preoccupation has shaped the age in which we are living, an age of radical individualism where the importance of one’s own personal rights and needs supersede those of others. The Bible tells…

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