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For many people, religion is a very peculiar system.  To them, it falls into the same class as fairy tales, unicorns, and mythology.  It may be a nice story for old women and the uneducated, but for the thinking person …

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This blog post is unlike any that I’ve ever written. It is about a Russian naval defector, a mysterious death, a best-selling book, a journalist’s vision, a broken heart that longed to be heard, and a mystery that gripped an …

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(This blog was originally posted as a Facebook note on Nov 8, 2012.) Because I was born in this country, the United States considers me its citizen. However, I have a greater, and far more important citizenship.  My citizenship is …

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With a price tag at right around $30, the Morakniv brings a lot of bargain to the backwoods table. A friend of mine had recommended this knife because of it’s price and durability.  When I learned that the knife also …

Maybe All Religions Are Equally True?

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Why should I believe that one religion is better than another?  Aren’t they all just systems of faith?  How can one person’s faith be more true than another’s? These types of questions are commonly asked very sincerely.  In most instances, …

 

My Sixth Thru Hike of the LHHT

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As with most plans, this one didn’t go off without a problem.  As a matter of fact, it was strewn with problems from the very beginning.  Not only did I almost not finish, but I almost didn’t begin. It was …

 

Did Paul Hijack Christianity?

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Did Christianity take an unexpected turn when Saul of Tarsus rose to a leadership position in the early first century?  Did Saul of Tarsus, or Paul, as he became known, hijack Christianity with his own religious influence?  Did Paul change …

 

If Baptized as an Infant, Should I Be Baptized Again?

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Not long ago I was asked this very good question.  The person asking had been baptized in a ceremony as an infant, but had recently come to faith as an adult.  He wanted to know if he needed to be baptized again. Although …

 

Religion Just Isn’t Relevant For Me

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Those who routinely read my blog will know that I often write on topics having to do with the reasonableness of faith.  In other words, I like to explain why having a belief in the existence of God is rational. …

 

Are Tattoos and Body Piercings Sinful?

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This question comes up frequently.  I think this is because of the rise in popularity of tattoos and body piercings.  When I was a small boy, it seemed only gangsters and servicemen had tattoos.  Today, grandmothers, choir members, and even …