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  • September 12, 2023

    READ: ISAIAH 26:19; EZEKIEL 37:1-14; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12-20, 51-52 Earth will give birth to you. Your body, as it decomposes, will scatter particles back into the biosphere of our planet. This has happened to all members of the human race, the highborn and the lowly. But this isn’t permanent. A day is coming when Jesus [...]

  • August 30, 2023

    READ: GENESIS 1:26-28; ROMANS 8:22-25; COLOSSIANS 1:15-23; 1 PETER 1:3-5 "Humans have made a mess of this world. It’s time for them not to be in charge.” I backed away after the android said this, clicking its long metal fingers together. A product of the recent technological singularity, this artificial intelligence was trying to take [...]

  • July 1, 2023

    READ: ACTS 1:7-11; 2 PETER 3:1-13 So…where is He? It’s been 2,000 years since Jesus ascended into heaven, promising to return the same way He ascended and to set the world to rights. The church has grown since then, spreading all across the globe, but there has been no sign of Christ. Some say He [...]

  • November 21, 2020

    I put away the oars, the dock looming out of the mist. The coordinates they had given me were spot-on. The island city was real after all. Two tall statues, of a man and a woman grasping hands, framed the entrance to the metropolis. The streets were of stone, as were the buildings, and the [...]

  • October 24, 2020

    The last stars winked out. The sun rose, as it had countless mornings before. The oxygenated atmosphere glowed blue, and the clouds pink and yellow. Birds chirped and warbled to greet the day as the insects fell silent. But this morning was different from the others. It wasn't the smell of the air, the dew [...]

  • September 13, 2020

    Satan smirked, squinting in the sunlight. He hated the sun, almost as much as he hated the dirt. But violence, fear, pain? These he loved. And he was about to witness and influence some more. He became aware of someone standing behind him, and he turned. It was Him—the dead Man who had come alive [...]

  • August 30, 2020

    I had believed in the supernatural in an abstract way. Things like that had happened in the deep and distant past or would happen in the equally deep and distant future. I hadn't seen any miracles or obvious ruptures in the laws of physics in my own world, the place and time I inhabited. As [...]

  • June 28, 2020

    One Man defeated the evil empire. The empire ruled the entire world for centuries, millennia. All humanity succumbed to it. All lands felt its iron grip. The empire ruled with hate and vitriol. With domination and rebellion. With use and manipulation. With lies and deceit. With death, pain, and fear. Then it fell, beaten by [...]

  • June 25, 2020

    Exiting the café, I remembered I hadn't taken my muscular gravity supplements. I quickly popped the pill, uncomfortably imagining my skeletal and muscular systems wasting away in the low Lunar gravity. I shambled down the hallway outside, past the genetically modified plants and artistic fountains. I heard someone call out and turned to see a [...]

  • May 30, 2020

    Is Jesus really the only way? It depends on what you mean. The only way to what? He is certainly not the only identity. People manufacture identities for themselves all the time, from wealth to work to religion to romantic relationships. If you want identity in life, you have options. He is not the only [...]