Tag Archives: Responsibility

The New Jerusalem-Part 1

The New Jerusalem is a place.  We’ve heard it mentioned in literature and poetry and music, but do we really have any idea what it is and where it is?  Revelation says it’s a holy city coming down from heaven. … Continue reading

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Babylon – Part 2

Revelation 17 is where we met the infamous and pretty (on the outside) ugly (on the inside) prostitute Babylon who seduced God’s people into spiritual adultery (idolatry). Her partner in crime, the Beast, betrayed and brutally destroyed her. Revelation 18 goes … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord

I cut the cord on a couple of things this week; I skipped class and I cancelled cable.  Class will commence again for me next week, but never will I be tethered to a cable company again.  Rather than write … Continue reading

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Bowl Judgments

Bowl judgments are not synonymous with bong hits.  However, I can see the appeal of medicinal marijuana after reading Revelation 15-16 by day and following the presidential primaries by night.  For the first time in thirty-three years of marriage, on … Continue reading

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What the Hell

Idioms have been prevalent in my writing lately and what the hell is among my favorites. “My Mom just cleaned the house but, what the hell, let’s have a party!” Here it’s used in place of why not or who … Continue reading

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Love and Suffering

Which would I rather write about when given the choice between love and suffering?  We took a break from reading Revelation this week and studied suffering.  Specifically, how Christians must have perseverance since suffering is a part of life.  Argh! … Continue reading

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Breaking the Seals

Jesus starts breaking the seals.  Revelation 6 can be divvied up into three sections: a description of four horses and their riders, martyrs under an alter in the throne room, and people hiding. Although I don’t remember bombing my ACTs and … Continue reading

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Transformational Change

How and why and when does one undergo transformational change?  This week the curriculum focused on the books of Joel in the Old Testament and 2 Peter in the New Testament for background information relevant to Revelation references about the … Continue reading

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Discomfort and Safety

It was at about this time last year that I lost interest in the subject matter we were covering in class; studying the plagues in Egypt got a little boring.  In addition, I had gotten a much closer look at … Continue reading

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Monica Is No Jezebel

How, you may ask, would I connect Monica Lewinski and the biblical character Jezebel in a Revelation lesson?  I’m currently reading a terrific book recommended by my daughter entitled Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.  Her TED Talk, The Power of … Continue reading

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