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Is it Advent or Christmas?

I am always of two minds at this time of year. First, the is the confusion between the church celebration of Advent, the waiting the coming of God’s Anointed King that has been fulfilled along with the waiting for that … Continue reading

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Reflections on Elections

Given that today is the day before Election Day here in this US of A, one would think that reflection on the election would be appropriate. However, I tried to avoid it, since biblical reflection is far more difficult than … Continue reading

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Dr. Joseph Blair on Kingdom and Kingdoms

Kingdom and Kingdoms Jesus came preaching, teaching, and living the kingdom of God as the central thrust of his ministry.  So we should put his kingdom, his kingdom rule, at the center. In the run-up to the presidential election, neither … Continue reading

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What is a king supposed to do?

We are in an election cycle right now, and each of the candidates for the two highest offices claims allegiance to Jesus, the two vice presidential candidate as committed Catholics (although of different part of the faithful Catholic spectrum), one … Continue reading

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Your Kingdom Come

I posted this on http://christianthought.hbu.edu, the blog of our department at Houston Baptist University (HBU), but thought that it merited reposting here: I pray the Lord’s Prayer frequently, for, after all, Jesus said it was the way to pray. So I … Continue reading

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Where are the demons?

There has been a discussion going on on Facebook about why the demonic is not as evident today. I was reflecting last night. I realize that experience tells us that there are three avenues by which people become demonized: (1) … Continue reading

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The immigrant

There has been a lot of discussion about immigration lately, about foreigners. It is part of the political dialogue that we live in. In the light of this discussion I am posting a revision of a column that I wrote … Continue reading

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