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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry, Places on Sep 30th, 2009

Peter had to meet Cornelius. Not just so Cornelius could hear the message of salvation in Jesus, but so Peter could be liberated from the enculturation of his faith (Acts 10). Cornelius receives Peter with expectant joy. Peter arrives with spiritual trepidation. I like being in Ukraine because I am immersed for a time in […]

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Posted in Culture, Friends, Places on Sep 28th, 2009

If you want a fascinating perspective on USAmerican politics, come to Ukraine. You know about Ukraine’s turbulent, at times, very tragic history under Stalin and as a member country of the former U.S.S.R. What Ukrainians don’t understand is why, under Obama and his administration, the U.S.A. wants to go socialist in light of the wreckage […]

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Posted in Places, Theology on Sep 24th, 2009

I am sitting by the railing on the second floor in Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, eating my McDonald’s breakfast (typical American that I am). I look down and I see a little girl, maybe four years old, walking in the light of a spotlighted advertisement for the perfume/cosmetic shop nearby. The shop beamed their name and […]

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Posted in Jesus, Ministry, Theology on Sep 16th, 2009

With the recent death of Edward (Teddy) Kennedy, we were reminded how Ted lived in the shadows of his brothers, Jack and Bobby. We were reminded not only of JFK’s presidency and Bobby’s reforms, but their tragic assassinations. Ted did go on, however, to carve out his own impressive place in USAmerican politics. Jesus, at […]

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Posted in Culture, Ministry on Sep 16th, 2009

Over at Dr. Scot McKnight’s the Jesus Creed site, Michael Kruse (see Kruse Kronicle ) is posting every Wednesday on economics. He’s posted twice already. I encourage all my readers (the 3 of you) to read not only Michael’s excellent and clear posts, but the comments as well. It is an education and one desperately […]

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Posted in Culture, Jesus, Ministry on Sep 2nd, 2009

When Princess of Wales, Diana, gave birth to Prince Henry Charles Albert David (“Harry”), it is reported that a town crier, dressed in bright costume and plumes, rang a huge bell and declared, “Her Royal Highness the Princess Diana has issued forth a second son.” Outside St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, over 300 news […]

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