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Forever Faithful

Always and Forever Faithful

Pastor Mike here. In the 1980s a terrorist blew up the Marine barracks in Beirut killing hundreds of Americans. Days after the bombing a severely wounded, corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, with so many tubes running in and out of his body making him look more like a machine than a man a witness described, motioned [...]

Ice Cream

31 Ice Cream Flavors of Bible Translations

“Jesus wept” (KJV). “Jesus started crying” (CEV). “Jesus burst into tears” (ISV). “And the tears of Jesus came” (Murdock). SO MANY BIBLE TRANSLATIONS Bible translations. It can make the best of Christian’s head spin, there are so many out there. And it’s kind of like going to Baskin Robbins Ice Parlor with their 31 flavors [...]

Mom's Grave Site

We Were All There When Mom Breathed Her Last

ONE YEAR AGO It was a year ago today that my mother died (May 13, 2014). We were all there (my brothers, my sister, my dad) when she breathed her last. LUNG CANCER It all started ten months earlier with a chest pain. The diagnosis was Stage 4 Non Smokers Lung Cancer. There was no [...]

Editorial cartoon depicting Charles Darwin as an ape (1871)

“Monster” and the Theory of Evolution

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) THEORY OF EVOLUTION “Monster.” It’s the name of the best-selling Christian fiction author, Frank Peretti’s, book that I read many years ago. You talk about a page-turner. This was it. And without giving the story away, the main issue Peretti dealt with in [...]

Diagram of the major tribulation views in Christian theology

Pre-Tribulation or Pre-Wrath Rapture? (redux)

“And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, ‘Come up here.’ Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.” (Revelation 11:12) I’ve done a lot of studying of the book of Revelation over the course of time as a Christian. In the midst of my research [...]

He Who Dwells by Pastor Mike

He Who Dwells (original worship chorus)

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Bruce Jenner

Is Bruce Jenner a Christian?

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” (John 3:3) OLYMPIC HERO TURNED TRANSGENDER He was the hero of the 1976 Olympics winning a gold medal in the decathlon and setting a world record. Fast forward 4 decades and [...]

The Earth seen from Apollo 17

The Gap Theory of Creation

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and empty. And darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3; MKJV) TWO CREATION [...]