Poor and Don’t Have a Telescope or Binocular?

We often teach observing disciplines from a biblical perspective in places where there is no chance that the average student or teacher will ever see a telescope. What happens to the have-nots? Just taking a plastic child’s telescope to a village school in Uganda caused a teacher to shout, because… Continue reading

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The Touch of His Hand

It is hard to fathom why our omnipotent and omniscient God would touch a person. On the other hand, to state that He can knowingly touch us can makes some people angry if they don’t know God. “How dare you think that God really relates to a single person”, they might… Continue reading

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Eyes of Green….dedicated to our Philippine friends

Dealing with disaster from a biblical perspective helps in this respect: we know we live in a fallen world. It’s broken. While creation shows incredible beauty and intricacy, it also shows that something is deadly wrong. So when disaster strikes, the question is often raised, “Why did this happen?”  Or,… Continue reading

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If Home Is Where The Heart Is, Where Is The Heart?

When a good friend comes to your home, what greets him? If a poor man or dirty child or needy person comes to your door (if they ever do), what greets him as he crosses the threshold–if he gets that far? There is a saying that home is where the… Continue reading

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Misty Night Orion

We were so busy overseas that getting an hour to just look up at the skies with a telescope alone were pretty rare, especially if I was expecting a clear night. Clear periods in the Philippines do not happen that often. So a few weeks into our 2 month stay… Continue reading

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