Jesus Is The Vine

21 Jul 19
The Rational Reality R & D Blog

Continual Unceasing Prayer (CUP) [~all scripture references are Modern Literal Version of the New Testament~] 1 Thessalonians 5:17 simply says, ”pray constantly”. The question for us as believers is, how do we do that? Here are some relevant verses: Luke 18:1 18:1 Now he also spoke a parable to them, *that* it is essential for […]

21 Jul 19
The Urban Farmer

Almost a century ago my Dad was born on a Kansas farm, and for most of his long life he was a steward of God’s green earth and a caretaker of a number of the four legged creatures that inhabit it.  Beginning with dairy cattle when he was a young man, later, it was a […]

20 Jul 19
Sanctuary Church | Providence, RI

July 20th, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of the Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. It’s interesting that a few minutes after landing on the surface, before they actually stepped out, Buzz Aldrin, who had been a […]

20 Jul 19
It's Inside You!

Faith sounds good in theory, but unless its practical, its dead. The real question then is what can we do to make our faith REAL, since faith without works is simply worthless.

20 Jul 19
Back to the Well

Here is a new site on Google It deals with the wonderful revelations of John’s Gospel: triune God; born again experience; abiding in the True Vine; resurrection power; the marriage supper of the Lamb. https://sites.google.com/view/jesus-becomes-you/home   image by James Tissot…Earthquake at the Cricifixion

20 Jul 19
Along the Way

One half-century ago today (July 20,1969), NASA’s Apollo 11’s “lunar excursion module”–named the Eagle–landed, with its human cargo, on our earth’s moon. It was a major milestone for mankind and for the American quest to explore the heavens. The Eagle brought astronauts Neil Armstrong and Ed “Buzz” Aldrin to the lunar surface, while the Columbia […]

20 Jul 19
Theology Forum

Steve Duby is a contributor to this blog and recently published his second book, God in Himself: Scripture, Metaphysics, and the Task of Christian Theology (IVPAcademic, 2019). I was asked several months ago to endorse the book, and without a moment’s hesitation I agreed. But, alas, the manuscript languished in my inbox until the semester wrapped […]

20 Jul 19
justhappeneduponthis

Here is a new site on Google It deals with the wonderful revelations of John’s Gospel: triune God; born again experience; abiding in the True Vine; resurrection power; the marriage supper of the Lamb. https://sites.google.com/view/jesus-becomes-you/home  

20 Jul 19
The Hallowed Path

“The goodness of the gospel is expressed in terms of the righteousness of the law. Only that righteousness will qualify for entrance into heaven. It is gained not by works but by grace alone, through faith alone, in Chris alone…Jesus helps us to understand goodness by pointing us to God. The law exposes our lack […]

20 Jul 19
The Catholic Sun

I didn’t realize there was a moon-landing Bible verse until my pastor mentioned it a few weeks ago. It seems that while returning from the historic first landing on the moon 50 years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin took part in a TV broadcast the night before splashing down. During the broadcast, the second man to […]

20 Jul 19
Life By The Way

I went out on the back deck one morning, and my eye was drawn to a particular branch on a large tree, in the wooded area that is our backyard. The branch was a sort of “zigzag” shape, and I wondered how it could have grown that way. The branches around were substantially larger and […]

20 Jul 19
Morning Light

Good Morning! Today is Saturday, July 20th 2019 Our quiet time passage today is: Revelation 14:14-20 14And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15And another angel came out […]

20 Jul 19
Jesus is the answer!

The guarantee of our inheritance. Ephesians 1:14 Oh, what enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart is experienced by that man who has learned to feed on Jesus, and on Jesus alone. Yet the realization that we have of Christ’s preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at best. As an old writer says, […]