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During my formative years, sin was pretty easy to identify if not avoid. Sin was playing poker, drinking beer, missing a church service (without going to another on vacation and bringing a bulletin for proof), holding baseball practice on Wednesday night, lusting over Raquel Welch and a few other “don’ts” and a “do” or two. […] Read More

A recent study series at church on John’s letters in the New Testament brought the reminder that they were most likely written in response to an interpretation of the gospel that came to be identified with Gnostic thought. This dualistic perspective reflected significant Greek influence and offered an understanding of Jesus that denied his humanity, […] Read More