Category Archives: Essays

The Restlessness

You will be amazed at the ubiquity of soul-restlessness today. I speak to many people who, despite the outward trappings of stability, normalcy and success, are struggling with irrepressible bouts of restlessness, discontent, and dissatisfaction. The feeling that something is … Continue reading

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The message of temptation

I am convinced temptation is not a fixed concept, but rather a relative idea. Two people can face the same opportunity, but only person A is tempted. Yet the same people could face a different opportunity, but now only person … Continue reading

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Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a measure of closeness. For a test, ask yourself the simple question: “with whom am I willing to be most vulnerable?” And there you will discover who you are inwardly closest to. When we are most vulnerable, we … Continue reading

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The sick child

Q: How do you know a child is sick? A: The child will show symptoms that diverges from its healthy state. That means, to recognize any sickness and abnormal signs, true knowledge of the normal condition and personality of the … Continue reading

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What is the source of my suffering?

Throughout my life I have earnestly asked myself this question in trying moments. Approaching this inquiry from different angles, I arrived at two interconnected answers. You see, there are two layers to suffering I have identified that are opposite ends … Continue reading

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Does the Almighty tempt?

If we are honest, we will admit that for modern man it is difficult and almost impossible to honor and respect the Almighty as Perfect and Holy if you interpret His Nature based solely on orthodox biblical interpretations. As blasphemous … Continue reading

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Waiting for help

Sometimes our problem is impatience, not lack of help. Imagine an Israelite during their days of Egyptian enslavement, fervently petitioning the Almighty for the help of deliverance…daily. Now further imagine if these entreaties grew more impatient and intense daily, as … Continue reading

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Gossip, criticism, and speculation

Beware of the person who always fault-finds, incessantly treasure hunts for weaknesses in others to criticize, and enjoys the practice of speculating with incomplete knowledge. Whose words mostly drip with the poison of ridicule. Beware, for they only lead toward … Continue reading

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Truth and spirit; Relativity and the brain

The brain, by its nature, can only reproduce into images, chemicals, emotions, and words, the will and volition that issue from the human soul; the same way the ear can only hear and process the sound waves that issue from … Continue reading

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“Turning the other cheek”

“And unto him that smitten thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also” (Luke 6:29). Contrary to the nauseating weakness of contemporary interpretations, these great … Continue reading

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