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Rodney Stark One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism

Egyptian Monotheism In his book, One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism, Rodney Stark reviews the history of monotheistic religions. “Monotheism” is the belief in one God. We normally think of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as monotheistic religions. Dr. Stark … Continue reading

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What Darwin Got Wrong

When a book begins its preface with the words, “This is not a book about God; nor about intelligent design; nor about creationism. Neither of us is into any of these (xiii),” it cries out the need to be read. … Continue reading

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Stage hypnosis

Hypnotism While we were students at Freed-Hardeman, a hypnotist came to campus for some entertainment (called “stage hypnosis”). Rachel and I were in the audience. The hypnotist told the audience that if they wanted to be hypnotized, they could be. … Continue reading

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For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out

The Game of Life Steve Higginbotham asks, “Have you ever played Milton Bradley’s, ‘The Game of LIFE?’ Probably you have at some point. This game has been around a long time — since 1860! The object of this game is … Continue reading

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What kind of example are you living?

Pillar Christians 1) About 1600 years ago there were some Bible believing people who were known as “pillars.” 2) History tells us there were people who were actually known as “pillar saints.” WHAT ARE WE KNOW FOR IN OUR LIVES? … Continue reading

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Self control in the Bible

Thorough Yelling “You can’t yell at me like that!” Linus said to Lucy. “Oh?” questioned Lucy. “”I’ll yell at you when I feel like it, where I feel like it, how I feel like it, why I feel like it … Continue reading

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Sermons about the wise-men

The “Wise Men” Followed the “Star” to the “True North” Matthew 2:1-12 Let’s take a look at this account in which we see Gentiles coming to worship Jesus (cf. 8:5-13; 15:21-28). Although Matthew is the most “Old Testament” of the … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ last words

Three Sayings from the Cross The words of a man on his death bed are usually fairly important. According to reports, Steve Jobs’ last words were: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” I don’t know why. Maybe it is because … Continue reading

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The prophet Jeremiah

“Are We Prepared to Restore the Old Paths?” Jeremiah 6:16 Jeremiah preached adherence to the Mosaic covenant. The book presents Jeremiah as one who knew, appreciated and proclaimed the law. But he was not appreciated much by his own people, … Continue reading

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Sermon outline on King Saul

Which Way is North? (1 Samuel 15:22-23) All of us have probably been lost at one time or another. If you get lost when you are in the woods, you can use a compass to help you find your way. … Continue reading

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