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Child Abuse and Fishing

Child Abuse and Fishing A few days ago when we were logging in and out of Facebook, we were greeted by an image of a little boy with a big smile on his face holding a fishing line with two fish hanging from it. The image really bothered us, and all we could think of […]

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Chili Bean Burgers

Chili Bean Burgers

Chili Bean Burgers Ingredients 1 cup Kidney Beans, cooked or canned 1 cup Pinto Beans, cooked or canned 1 Onion, medium size 1 – 6-oz. can Tomato Paste 1 tsp. Basil, dried 1 tsp. Chili Powder 1 tsp. Cilantro, dried 1 tsp. Cumin, ground 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 1/2 cup Masa Corn Flour Cayenne Pepper […]

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Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas?

Is Godly Love the True Spirit of Christmas? A Sermon Delivered to The Compassion Internet Church 20 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Genesis 22:1-19 Deuteronomy 6:5 7:6-11 John 3:16 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Preparation Verse: (Deuteronomy 6:5) “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your […]

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Love and the Golden Rule

Love and the Golden Rule For the past couple of days, we’ve been talking about unconditional love being the major ingredient to fulfill the whole Law and the Prophets, as the Hebrew expresses it, or the whole of the Bible, as we would refer to it today. This is what Jesus was talking about in […]

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Unconditional Love of Self

Unconditional Love of Self Today’s article is a follow-up to yesterday’s blog article on unconditional love, in which Jesus explained about the greatest commandment. And while loving God and the whole of His creation is the greatest commandment, and includes everything, Jesus singled out one portion of this all inclusive commandment in Matthew 22 as […]

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Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Most people say they want love and peace and an end to violence, but when they are told what they have to do on their part, and it requires a change in their lifestyle, such as what they put on their plates, they want to put conditions upon what they have to do. […]

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Lentil Loaf, Southwest Style

Lentil Loaf, Southwestern Style

Lentil Loaf, Southwestern Style Ingredients 2 cups Lentils, cooked 1 Onion, small-medium size 1 – 6-oz. can Tomato Paste 1 tsp. Basil, dried 1 tsp. Chili Powder 1 tsp. Cilantro, dried 1 tsp. Cumin, ground 1/2 cup Rolled Oats 1/2 cup Masa Corn Flour Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce, to taste Preparation This southwestern style […]

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Who Is More Worthy?

Who Is More Worthy? Karolin wrote us a letter about her ministry, which is usually centered on enlightening people about the plight of animals, but like so many people that we know in the animal rights movement, she has a soft heart that extends to the whole of God’s creation. “I work here at the […]

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Peacemakers Don’t Need Guns

Peacemakers Don’t Need Guns A few of our blog articles on being peacemakers and not needing guns or other weapons has sparked some controversy even among Christians, with some agreeing with “our” position, and others saying that we should be armed for protection. We said “our” position, because that’s what the arguments referenced, but they […]

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Violence in the Name of Religion

Violence in the Name of Religion Maynard S. Clark wrote a very interesting observation about a major problem within Christianity: “We’ve all been treated to public discussions of Violence in the name of religion, and we also know how many “gun toting pastors” are eager to teach their congregants that the “manly” art of self-protection […]

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