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Sinners and Saints

Sinners and Saints

Saints and Sinners by Claudio Delgado. http://cubanartbeat.com/product/claudia-delgado-23-5-x-31-5-painting-on-canvas-7/ Sinners and Saints In practically any dictionary of The Bible, a saint is defined as someone “distinct because of their relationship with God.” In the ancient Jewish tradition (in Psalms 31.23 and 148.14, e.g.) the word “saint,” like so many ancient Hebrew words, has more than one meaning….

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Intersect 8-30-17

Intersect 8-30-17

Quantum Entanglement I’m fascinated by the intersection of quantum mechanics (the study of subatomic systems) and faith. I’ve written about string theory before, and the implication that everything that exists—every steak on the grill we smell and every soul-penetrating song we hear—is a vibration of God. The physical world is an emanation of the God…

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Jesus in Detention

Jesus in Detention

Jesus in Detention The Jews solemnly lined the streets of Jerusalem as they once again watched invaders march triumphantly through their “Jewel on the Hill”. This time, it was the great Roman general Pompey. He had taken advantage of a family squabble between the formerly ruling Hasmoneans, which left Jerusalem vulnerable. The Romans had been…

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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

There are millions of people around the world who have been displaced and seek refuge in a friendly land. Nearly 4 million South Sudanese face a nation with no future unless food and medical care can be restored. In total, more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. 65 million! My…

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Monday Meditation

click to play video Holy God, answer to all mysteries, restore our curiosity and wonder. We have lost our imaginations both individually and collectively. Once we wrote with poetic flourish; created abstract art open to interpretation; and built structures that represented our inventive ability. Now we approach the world with cold, conformist, formulaic practicality. Need…

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Monday Meditation

Monday Meditation God who is our fountain of light and truth, restock our arid hearts and souls like the rains filling parched desert lakebeds. Open the eyes of those who cannot see, or worse, choose to ignore the pain and suffering of a planet in the throes of self-inflicted wounds. Open the hearts of those…

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Reset

We are firmly in the grips of a Southwest Florida summer. It’s ludicrously hot, the humidity is a zillion percent, and you can count on regular rainstorms and power outages. If your house is anything like mine, power outages are a major inconvenience. The TV, stereo receiver, even the fridge and microwave all click, beep…

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