Ezekiel vs. the Dark Side

old map of Babylon

Kids (and adults) look to sports stars, world travelers, movie/cartoon characters, or military figures as their heroes. Bible heroes don’t often top the list, but if we read their contexts…

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Keep an Eye on the Door

soldier in hat and sunglasses

Several years ago I was meeting my cousin Lafe for dinner. Having arrived at the restaurant quite a bit early, I took the side of the booth that faced the…

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An Aversion to the Blood

African-American drummer

A few years ago on a Wednesday night, our gospel choir was practicing for Sunday. The song was all about the blood of Jesus. Suddenly in the middle of practice,…

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