Knowing God and the Book of Job

You’ve probably heard the saying “the patience of Job.” At the beginning of the book named after him in the Bible, Job is described as a man fully committed to God. However, after he loses his ten children, all his wealth, and his health, he isn’t very patient.                                        Job’s problem with his great suffering is that he and his three friends …

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What is True Faith?

Jason Q. Dillon and Bruce Leiter wrote this devotional Bible study to help you make sure that you have real and growing faith in the only true God. It’s for individuals and discussion groups to help their faith grow. Discussion questions are included for groups. The authors have included practical steps to help your faith grow. You will learn the proper object of your genuine trust and ways to grow in your faith. The authors have also included examples from …

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Overcome Doubts: Doubtbusters! God Is My Shrink!

When you read my book Doubtbusters! God is My Shrink! God will help you “bust” your doubts and overcome your anger and anxiety about life. I as myself, a retired pastor, befriend two thirty-something fictional skeptics, who also frequent a hot tub at the pool where I swim in a fictional Iowa town. Together we unlikely threesome go on a “journey’ together while experiencing sad and glad events. Joe Smith experiences doubt because of his upbringing, while Holly Holmes doubts …

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Eye of God Nebula--God has his say in his creation.

How are God and the universe related?

During the present pandemic, I’ve been watching the whole Star Wars series of movies. At this point, I’ve finished episode four, the first one that was made. I’m watching them as research for writing my next novel. I find the emphasis on the Force to be fascinating. For example, the Force has two sides, the Jedi on the good side and the evil, dark side with the Sith and Darth Vader. In Star Wars II, the observation is made that …

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Why I Believe in the God of the Bible

Until I was sixteen years old, I was a church-goer — but not a believer. My dad stayed home Sunday mornings, but my mom rousted us boys out of bed and “dragged” us off to church. I sang words that I didn’t believe in the junior choir until my voice changed, which gave me an excuse to leave that group. I also went through the motions of being confirmed and immersed with water baptism to join the church. The pastor …

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