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    Overcoming Prejudice

    The murder of George Floyd by a police officer, in front of dozens of witnesses, motivated the world against prejudice. This is especially true of prejudice of whites against blacks. I believe the words “I can’t breathe”, at a time when the world is battling a virus that attacks the lungs, was a catalyst that helped motivate people. It made the murder of Floyd personal in a way that hadn’t been done before. Everyone is afraid of dying from a virus that prevents them from being able to breathe. It’s more than Mr. Floyd’s words, though. His blatant murder was the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you’ll excuse…

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    Celebrating the Father

    Today is Father’s Day when we celebrate fatherhood, and our fathers. Fathers are important people. They’re figureheads, traditionally the head of the household though not so much anymore, and role models for their children and other children as well. And, while the mothers do 95% of the work in bringing children into the world, it does take a father in the creation of children. So, why is it on Father’s Day that almost all of us forget the ultimate Father that’s responsible for all of us being here? First and foremost we need to be grateful today for God the Father creating and maintaining us. God, in the form of…

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    Covid-19 and prejudice: The Very Real Link

    The Covid 19 virus has caused a world-wide pandemic among all peoples except perhaps the most remote cultures that have little or no contact with the outside world. It’s caused the lock down of all societies, some more than others. People are social beings. We need to interact with one another, and the virus is greatly restricting our interaction with each other. People are getting “cabin fever”, a term describing a condition that applies to persons who are restricted to their homes for months at a time due to extremes of weather, like being snowed in over the Winter months. Our cabin fever isn’t caused by weather. It’s caused by…

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    The meaning of Pentecost

    First, I want to apologize for missing the last two weeks. Two weeks ago the Comcast modem in my apt. complex quit. Last week I typed one paragraph and the keyboard on my laptop quit, so I couldn’t type. I now have an external keyboard to use until I can afford to have the laptop’s keyboard replaced. Hopefully we’ll have no more interruptions. Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came to mankind, is rooted in the Old Testament. This isn’t surprising because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever . All of the New Testament is founded in the Old. God never changes. And His will and purpose for…