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  • Don’t Go to the Philistines

    “Now there was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, ‘Lest the Hebrews make themselves swords or spears.’ But every one of the Israelites went down to the Philistines to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, or his sickle, and the charge was two-thirds of a […]

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  • Aliteracy – Pt1

    Mark Twain once famously quipped, “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”  Twain concisely describes perhaps one of the greatest endemics of our time—aliteracy.   Heralded as one of the marks of a primitive culture, illiteracy still may not be as grave a threat […]

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  • Comedy Has Taken A Rather Dark Turn

    “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a […]

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  • Kingly Preparation – Part 1

    Have you ever wondered what sort of childhood preparation allowed David to be one of the greatest kings ever? While David’s older brothers were protecting the land from the Philistines, David, the youngest of seven brothers, was protecting his father’s sheep. They were soldiers-he was just a shepherd boy. Certainly there was nothing glamorous about […]

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  • Academy

    The Lamplighter Academy of the Arts, Business and Biblical Theology Why is the school so important? Right now the school provides us with classroom space, a theatre stage, a gymnasium, and much-needed storage. During the Guild the school was a godsend. Using the school’s auditorium we were able to present the feature-length drama, Esther, to a […]

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  • Worth Your Salt

    Did I ever tell you that I came to know Jesus in a salt factory? It was during the summer of 1977 while I was working at Morton Salt Company in Silver Springs, NY. Ten years later while attending seminary I landed a job as caretaker for the family who owned International Salt Company. You […]

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  • Quit Ye Like Men

    I find it ironic today, that while audiences long for reality in their media that is filled with aggressive and violent behavior, their own lives are becoming less real and more complacent. Now this may surprise you, but I don’t think this propensity toward violence is entirely bad. Let me explain: Men are warriors at […]

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  • A Change of Mind

    When we come to know Christ as our savior, there is a complete break in the attitudes and mindset that we had before. Indeed for many of us, salvation creates a turning point in our lives from which we need never look back. But many of us are tempted to look back, and to let past decisions […]

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  • Wild Goose Chase – Part 3

    In our last moment, we discussed ‘caged Christians’. Today, we are going to look at the six cages that Mark Batterson believes keep us safe and no longer dangerous. Cage 1– Responsibility: This cage keeps us from pursuing God-ordained passions. We begin to let day-to-day responsibilities keep us from pursuing the passions that God has […]

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  • Quit Ye Like Men

    I find it ironic today, that while audiences long for reality in their media that is filled with aggressive and violent behavior, their own lives are becoming less real and more complacent. Now this may surprise you, but I don’t think this propensity toward violence is entirely bad. Let me explain: Men are warriors at […]

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