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Since last Sunday was Christ the King Sunday, the day that wraps up the Christian year, a bit more on the term “geek” seems quite in order. 

Habits can be good or bad. The Apostle Paul had a wonderful habit. He had the habit of thanksgiving. He wrote, “Rejoice always, pray continual…

I said to the teacher at the end of a fascinating study the other evening, "Thanks, I don't get the chance to geek out much these days." To th…

A young man knocked on the door of a monastery with a large duck in his arms. His uncle, who happened to be one of the monks in the monastery,…

The Roman governor Pontius Pilate had a bloodthirsty reputation and has gone down in much popular Christian history as a gutless blowhard and …

A little boy had what might be charitably called “a very active day.” As a result of this, his mother’s patience was almost exhausted. When he…

One of the oddest things about most of Jesus’ disciples is that he hand-picked them. Imagine a university professor walking around looking for…

One of the great biblical questions: Was Jesus famous in his day? He never wrote a bestselling autobiography or a biblical commentary, did not…

When I was growing up, my mother believed in the Lord, vitamins, and White Leghorn hens. Almost every spring, we would get 25 White Leghorn ch…

Familiarity may not breed contempt, but it sure can strangle the learning process. Consider the famous "great commandment" in the synoptics. "…

In some circles, the apostle Paul gets a bad rap for corrupting “meek and mild” Jesus’ teachings with all sorts of tight-fisted, cold-hearted …

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked as the religion editor for one of the great newspapers in this country, The Sun Herald. Th…

When our son Blake was small, he attended a basketball camp held at our church gym under the direction of a local high school coach. During th…

Dorothy Parker once reviewed a new novel that had just been published. She wrote of the novel, “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly…

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