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In recent days we’ve witnessed various responses to the current crisis we’re facing – some we might frown upon and others we might applaud.

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The book of Habakkuk is one of the shorter books in the Old Testament, having only three chapters. In the middle of the book is a promise many of us memorized in VBS years ago. It reads, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).

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Last week we began to look at the objection that the Bible is untrustworthy because the Bible was written by men. In that article I challenged you to consider the fact that if you dismiss the Bible because “it was written by men,” in reality you have to dismiss every piece of literature because it is all written by men.

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If you came upon some of us “liturgical sorts” this past Wednesday, you would have seen black smudges upon our foreheads. Ash Wednesday, in which we receive those ashen crosses, begins the season of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter.

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As I got into my car and pulled out onto what is normally a busy thoroughfare for that time of day, I was struck by the fact that there were no other vehicles on the road.

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I read a story about a church in a small town that had just purchased a new organ. Half of the congregation wanted the organ placed on the left side of the church (from the pews’ perspective) and the other half of the church wanted it placed on the right side of the church.

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Recently we were able to enjoy a rare snowfall in our area. If I had been at home, there wouldn’t have been much to see. However, we had traveled to my daughter’s house for a birthday party for one of our grandchildren. It turned out to be the perfect scenario.

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Recently a couple of my grandchildren entered the church building with a group of other kids for a Scout meeting, walking past the open door of my office without greeting me or acknowledging my presence.

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Recently I had to get a new cell phone after my old one had begun showing signs of its advanced age – occasionally acting crazy, shutting down, and not wanting to power up again.

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After a recent day of heavy rain I saw a local TV news report about a flooded apartment building. The video showed a stream of water flowing out the door of an apartment. My heart ached for those dealing with such a problem, but my mind went back to one morning some years ago when I encountered a similar sight.

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“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1, NIV). This is without doubt, one of the harshest verses found in Holy Scripture.

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Though I had never heard of him, the church lost a great ecumenical leader when Pablo Sosa died at the age of 85 on Jan. 11. Pablo Sosa was an Argentinian Methodist pastor who became a leader within the global church. He did so not by any great speeches that he gave but through the hymns that he wrote.

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In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

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Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…

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On New Year’s morning I turned on the TV to hear a news anchor optimistically declare, “It’s going to be a good year!” However, as I heard the morning headlines, I could see why someone could come away with a very different prognosis. 

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