Tag Archives: Religion

A Metaphor for the Hijacked Church

The newly elected Brazilian president Jair Messias Bolsonaro promised: “God above everything. There is no such thing as this secular state. The state is Christian and the minority will have to change, if they can. The minorities will have to adapt … Continue reading

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Reflections, Romans: Jesus Without Strings Attached

  Wherever a Christian culture exists that encourages its followers to believe and act as if their salvation, or sense of God’s approval depended on our human works (whether they are the works of the Law, or our own rules, … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Legacy

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrew 1:1-2. (NIV) Waco, Part 2 David Thibodeau, one … Continue reading

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One Can Only Imagine What “the Lord” Might be Telling Them Next?

“Once you believe someone has a direct phone line to God, you’re in trouble.” Marc Breault, David Koresh’s second-in command, who left the cult in 1989. Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy … Continue reading

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Sermon: Law, Grace and Promise

Law, Grace and Promise in Galatians. Tihomir Kukolja reflects on the Law. Grace and Promise in Galatians in his sermon preached in the Malesnica Baptist Church in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, 26th March 2017. The sermon was enhanced by the translation … Continue reading

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Can You Hear the Engine Roaring?

My most recent daily Bible readings are from the Old Testament books that major in the judgments of God against the kingdoms of Israel and Judah at the hands of the Assyrian and Babylonian invaders. One cannot miss the point … Continue reading

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Come, Lord Jesus

Advent Reflection     When Jesus Christ came for the first time, as a powerless baby, it seemed as if the whole world was asleep. Only a few anticipated His birth. Many more could have known about His gentle arrival … Continue reading

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Reformation Without Strings Attached

  499 years ago to date a German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in Germany. This event set in motion the unstoppable wave of Protestant Reformation in Europe, and led … Continue reading

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Specks and Planks

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer The current US presidential race looks more like the gladiators’ game, … Continue reading

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Preaching in Australia

Late March and the beginning of April 2016 for me were the weeks of my visit to Melbourne, Australia. This was a working visit, with some special time to spend with my grown up children – Tina, Tamara and Andrija, … Continue reading

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