Author Archives: Christopher Barnes

Nearly Shipwrecked! Thoughts for the New Year…

As the year wound down last week, I was talking with someone about the ministry and sufferings of the Apostle Paul. My Quiet Time Schedule for the year included the closing pages of Acts and the shipwreck off Malta. Our … Continue reading

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Something to Celebrate, Something to Mourn?

Last week was the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Some celebrate this and others gnash their teeth over this. My heart goes out to women who have been affected by choosing abortion. The effects of this choice last years, … Continue reading

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To my conservative friends, brothers and sisters,

(I don’t want to engage in a debate, just offer some of my opinions for your consideration…) There is no end of analysis that has been going on, so why do I feel compelled to add my voice to the … Continue reading

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We Hear What We Want to Hear — Clarify, Clarify, Clarify

I felt pretty foolish sitting in an elder meeting, dressed as a first century Roman Judge. I was in full stage make up, including shadowing and graying that made me look 30 years older than I was. The debate swirled … Continue reading

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CSI: Jerusalem — New Easter Play!

New Easter play highlights evidence for a literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. This play can be done with very modest sets and costumes. Only nine characters are need: 5 men and 4 women. Synopsis: Two CSI techs are … Continue reading

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Lessons from Esther: Becoming Somebody’s Hero

Mordecai sent this answer back to Queen Esther: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house that you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will … Continue reading

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Lessons from Esther: What Makes a Hero?

Mordecai sent this answer back to Queen Esther: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house that you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will … Continue reading

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