Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Romans 8

Romans 8:22-25 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that…

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Psalm 20:1-3 In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.     May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.2 May he send you help from his sanctuary    and strengthen you from Jerusalem. 3 May he remember all your gifts    and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Selah (interlude) (NLT)   Lord, these are very much times…

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Paul the Apostle and Theology

  The first chapter of Galatians is a good explanation of the ministry of Paul the Apostle. He wants his readers to understand that his knowledge of Jesus comes directly from an encounter with the living Christ and then a continued friendship with Jesus. His teachings are both grounded in the words of Jesus for…

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SARS-CoV-2 and Elite Responders

I have limited time to blog this week and so I will only write a few words about the latest developments in SARS-CoV-2 research. This week’s NIH Director’s Blog offers hope for COVID-19 treatments using monoclonal antibodies. A team led by Michel Nussenzweig, Paul Bieniasz, and Charles Rice at The Rockefeller University, New York, and Pamela…

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Racism in My Heart

Dr. Charles Ringma Two speakers, whom I highly respect, have recently had things to say about racism. In a recent video podcast, Dr. Anthony Campolo speaks of unconscious discrimination and reminds us that we do not see the hurtful things we do and say because we are so embedded in our systems. Tony Campolo goes on…

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