Bruises in Perspective

BFB211120 Galaxy You Are Here
Panoramic view of the entire sky as seen by Two Micron All-Sky Survey. (Original image: NASA/JPL photo PIA04250). 

Being all alone in the universe is scary. The good news is that we are not alone: there is a Creator Who wants to dwell with us. However, it’s still scary when we realize there’s a long, painful process involved in becoming the precious vessels He designed for His dwelling.

Genesis 32:3-36:43; Psalm 118:22-29; Isaiah 8:14-15; Daniel 2:31-45; Obadiah 1; Matthew 21:41-44; Hebrews 11:6

Click here to listen to the podcast: Bruises in Perspective

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Music: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy,” 100 Greatest TV Themes, Silva Screen Records Ltd. 2002.

A Righteous and Honorable Pain

O'Neil, Henry Nelson, 1817-1880; The Trial of Queen Catherine of Aragon
The Trial of Queen Catherine of Aragon, Henry Nelson O’Neil, Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham, UK.  

The righteous heroes of the Bible seem to be at least as flawed as all of us ordinary people. So why are they considered righteous?

Genesis 28:10-32:2; Hosea 12:12-14:9; Matthew 5:1-12, 19:8-9

Click here to listen to the podcast: A Righteous and Honorable Pain

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Music: “Greensleeves,” The King’s Singers, Greensleeves – Music from the Court of King Henry VIII, Chester Records 2009.

Evil Twins

BFB211106 Crossover Kira
Nana Visitor as Major Kira Nerys (L) and Intendant Kira (R), her villainous alternate self in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Crossover.” Photo via Star Trek Facebook page, from “Cadet Training: ‘Crossover,'” Jay Stobie,, February 18, 2019 .

We disapprove of evil people because they do things that are evil. Does that mean we disapprove of ourselves when we do the same kind of evil things?

Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7; Matthew 11:12; Romans 7:7-25, 9:10-13

Click here to listen to the podcast: Evil Twins

Click here to download the transcript: Evil Twins.pdf

Music: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” Dennis McCarthy, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, 100 Greatest TV Themes (The Ultimate Television Themes Collection), Silva Screen 2002.

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