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Long Live the Egyptian Revolution!

This past January, a national revolution took place in literal Egypt. It was spearheaded and organized via a few young people and a Facebook account. Imagine a corrupt ruler overthrown and a whole country changed in a couple of weeks, all from information sharing on the Internet! Could this be a significant declaration in our day, announcing the move of the hand of God to further free us from our bonds of slavery? Read more…

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It’s a Sign of the Apocalypse!

I recently learned that the word frequently translated “tribulation” in the Bible to convey horrible, terrible, catastrophic, apocalyptic prophecy actually comes from the Greek word that simply means “to press.” Learn more…

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Fun with Words-1: Church

When I was a little kid—okay, maybe a few years before I was born—the word “gay” meant happy. Many words since then have undergone metamorphosis, some even taking opposite meanings from what they once were:

* Bad. Bad used to mean bad, then it meant good, now it can go either way depending on context.
* Artificial. This originally meant ‘full of artistic or technical skill.’
* Awful. At one time, this meant “full of awe” in a wonderful, delightful way.
* Manufacture. From the Latin word meaning “to make by hand,” this originally signified things that were created by craftsmen.

Is it any wonder that many words in our Bibles are used in a way that does not convey the original meaning? For the next few entries, we’ll explore a few of these. Today’s word is “church.” Read more…

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Is God On Our Side?

When Greg Mortenson went to Pakistan to climb K2, he never expected that his crushing failure to summit one mountain (he had to quit 600 meters before the top to rescue a co-climber) would result in the successful conquering of an even greater mountain. Find out about the man who has changed Pakistan, as well as what he can teach us about “who’s side God is on” in the religious battles waging in the world.

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Cheers to Disappointing Holidays

For a few years in the not too distant past, holiday seasons (and holidays in general) left me feeling sad, lonely, and disappointed. First there was the divorce where I had to share the kids. When all your dreams for your family are shattered, especially through a high conflict divorce, sharing your kids over the holidays is very difficult. But then it went downhill from there…

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Cracking The Codes

One thing I find super exciting is when I discover passages in the Bible that reveal the hidden meaning of certain symbols. In fact, good students of the Bible will tell you, “Let Scripture define Scripture.” Check out a few of the many codes I’ve cracked in my personal study—they unlock amazing perspectives in many mysterious passages…

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