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    Bible Study Part One: Eliminating Pride and Prejudice

    Studying the Bible is important. Every Christian should read the Bible every day and study what it tells us because it’s our Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Considerations that need addressing in how the Bible is studied include what the original language said, and changes in the English language since the King James Version was written. The KJV says “suffer not a witch to live, for example. In the 1400s, the word suffer had several meanings. One definition of the word suffer then was “to permit or allow”. That usage no longer exists. Using a version that is an accurate translation is another important consideration. Some versions are not accurate.…

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    The Sodom Syndrome: Photojournalists and Pastors Share Society’s Trend

    The number of working still-photography photojournalists is declining in America and other countries, and newspapers are going out of business or are being bought out by large conglomerates. Pastors are also leaving the ministry in record numbers and 6,000 to 10,000 churches close every year. The statistics look similar on their face, but they seem quite different when examined more closely. Deeper study, though, reveals an alarming commonality between the two phenomena and other trends. The Chicago Tribune fired its entire photography department on May 30, 2013, including John H. White who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982. The Tribune is owned by the Sun-Times Media Group which owns 39…

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    Stress Relief, Part Three: Relying on the Providence of God

    This is the last installment of the series on stress relief. If you haven’t read the previous two weeks’ blogs, I suggest that you read them before reading this one. Stress relief is very simply the reliance on God’s faithful providence. Providence is the continual care God exercises over His creation. It is not possible that God would create the universe, and then let it run however it goes without His continuing care. God promises us through the Bible that He will continue to care for the world (Ps. 33:13, 15; Isaiah 45:7; Acts 17:24-28), and His care is unlimited to all things (Psalm 145 9-17). However, mankind is the…