My Dad Died, And This Is What I Said

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It’s 1:30 in the morning. The memorial service ended hours ago. All the visits with family and friends ended minutes ago. Kathy’s asleep and I’m just now finding time to blog so, the easiest thing I can think of to share are the words I said at my dad’s memorial service. Continue reading

Everything Was So Normal . . .

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Don Bennett on the other side of the tunnel, in PV, January 24, 2013

Everything Was So Normal

It was Friday, October 13th. Continue reading

Like Me (or like Jesus)

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Sculptor Anthony Smith at work. (Wikimedia Commons)

. . . having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 13:1

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What You Can’t See Can Kill You

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Parkes Observatory Radio Telescope (Image by CSIRO)

Read John 12:44-50.

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What If You Had To Give Up Everything?

 

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”

John 12:42-43

Nabeel Qureshi Died

For more information about Nabeel Qureshi, I recommend Justin Taylor’s excellent article Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017).

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Why Would God Do It That Way?

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The Butterfly Nebula (NASA Image Gallery)

Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said,

“He blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn and I would heal them.”

Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him.

John 12:37-41

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Your Last Chance

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So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them.

John 12:34-36

I Was Fumbling With The Light

Bicycling is surprisingly dangerous. It’s more dangerous than bungee jumping, Continue reading