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Life-Altering Altars: Possession

Abraham is known as a man of the tent and a man of the altar: the tent, reflecting the temporary and transitory nature of life, and the altar reflecting the sacredness of life.  Each altar…
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Life-Altering Altars: Permanence

I walked in on my daughter when she was about eight years old, sitting cross-legged on her bed and seriously gazing at several rocks lined up in front of her.  (Was this “new age” philosophy…
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Life-Altering Altars: Prayer

The Old Testament is rich with its landscape of covenants, laws, temples, offerings, feasts, characters, and altars; but our Western culture has minimized their value in the eyes of the average Christian.  The purpose of…
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Life-Altering Altars: Promise

The life of a Christ follower is a progressing journey, an eventful pilgrimage, and at times a surprising adventure.  There are places along the pathway when our clarity about God’s presence and purposes are intensified. …
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An “Altar-ing” Experience

“I can tell you exactly where I was when that happened!”  This statement is often used in reference to a historical event, like the devastation of 911. These thoughts are stirred when remembering a tragedy…
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Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Zechariah

Zechariah, along with Haggai, his contemporary, shared in the task of encouraging the people to rebuild their ruined temple and city after the captivity in Babylon.  Haggai was a “brick and mortar” kind of guy; …
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Covid 19: Reflections from the Prophet Habakkuk

Failure to teach and preach the whole counsel of God has its consequences.  One of these consequences has been the deception of believers into thinking that they can expect favorable treatment from God because He…
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