I Am the Best Second Place There Ever Was! (and other irritations)

There's a Bible Study at my new place of employment. At the Bible Study I heard a testimonial by Wayne Huizenga Jr. that is part of a series called "I Am Second" (Jesus being first, if you hadn't figured that out). The testimonial was very good and I have no doubt that Huizenga is completely …

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God’s Saints and the Church’s Saints

A significant event in the Orthodox Church occurred last weekend. Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich (d. 1940) was glorified as a saint. He is the first saint recognized by the Orthodox Church who was born in the United States. (In San Francisco in 1863, if you're curious.) He will be known as St. Sebastian of Jackson. Jackson is southeast …

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Whatever Happened to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor?

The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, is addressed to the seven churches of Asia Minor. These were essentially John's congregations. Asia Minor is now part of Turkey and these lands are now overwhelmingly Muslim. None of these churches exist any longer. In the church in which I grew up and the Bible College I attended …

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