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INNER CLAVIN – Nov 7

May 30, 2019

A DEVOTED LIFE

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life and this life is in his Son.  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  1 John 3:2

Cliff Clavin Comes Calling

It’s a little known fact that “the tan”  became popular in what is known as the Bronze Age.

I wonder if you know that the harp is a predecessor of the modern day guitar. Early minstrels were much larger people. In fact, they had hands the size of small dogs.

If you were to go back in history and take every president, you’ll find that the numerical value of each letter in their name was equally divisible into the year in which they were elected. By my calculations, our next president has to be named Yellnick McWawa.

I hear there’s a tribe of men in the Middle East called the Eschonites, they’re…

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Anarchy of Thought

April 25, 2019

“Anarchy reigns in human thought: we walk in the woods, without compass or sun, lost among the brambles and briars of infinite detail.”
Charles Wagner, “The Simple Life”

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MASTER OF OFFENSE – July 25

May 11, 2017

A DEVOTED LIFE

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all thing, endures all things. Love never ends…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

taken___liam_neeson_by_antsupoju1-d4z8mwd“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you have emotional expectations, I can tell you I have limited means to fulfill them. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a life time. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you walk away, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will be your friend, I…

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Spiritual/Secular Personhood – March 10th

March 10, 2017

My morning routine takes me through a progression of reading.  I have two broad categories; Bible/Devotional and Secular (business/news/technology/sports).  For the secular category, I use the app feedly to pull a sampling of internet happenings into a smorgasbord of current events and ideas.  I flip through the articles picking a few that catch my eye as interesting.

Rarely, do the categories of my morning reading coincide.  That is what surprised me during this morning’s ritual.  This article, in Forbes of all places, was an insightful read for people actually engaging in their working world as complete embodiments of spiritual/secular personhood.

Do You Believe In God, But Not Intuition? http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucekasanoff/2017/03/10/do-you-believe-in-god-but-not-intuition/

Let me know what you think.

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1+1 = GOD – Dec. 8th

March 8, 2017

A DEVOTED LIFE

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

What if we lived in a world where 1 + 1 did not equal 2? What if you could never be confident in the sum really being equal to two. What if we could not rely upon the observations of the world around us?

We could not know anything with confidence.

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that everything is relative to the observer. The consequence of this theory is that the sum of 1 + 1 for one person might not be the same as for another person. The sum depends upon what is going on with each person. If you’re in a car speeding along at 60 mph and pass another car going 40 mph, then that car will look like it is going 20 mph to you.  However, that car will look like it is going 40 mph…

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A Reasonable Question

February 10, 2017

An excellent article regarding a very reasonable question.

Occasionally we read in the popular press, especially online, that someone has come up with a new theory of gravity. Why is that even necessary if the current theory describing the evolution of the universe is so correct? The standard ΛCDM big bang cosmology is derived from an application of certain non-biblical boundary conditions to […]

via Why look for a new theory of gravity if the big bang cosmology is correct? — Bible Science Forum

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“CURING BAD THEOLOGY – A Big God and Open Bibles” – Feb. 20

May 2, 2016

I am praying for a college friend this morning. I recently learned from a Facebook post that he has abandoned the Faith. My heart breaks for this lost sheep who has begun a pilgrimage along a path toward another “gospel”. I am reminded once again of the importance of abiding in Christ. I am reminded once again of my own propensity to wander. No child of God ever gets beyond their need for an open Bible and a powerful Savior; no lost sheep is beyond the call of the Good Shepherd. I pray that my friend will recognize the voice of our Good Shepherd and follow Him home.

A DEVOTED LIFE

“Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?”  Mark 12:24

New Directions (The Meters album)I made an error  awhile back.  I realize that will shock many of you.  We were traveling to my son’s flag football game in a nearby small town.   We turned right rather than turning left and proceeded several miles in the wrong direction.  My wife had gotten on-line and printed out the directions; we diligently followed the direction but still ended up in making an error.  The consequences of having bad directions was for us to get a little lost and either be late to the flag football game or to miss it entirely.  I would argue that getting on-line and printing off the directions was probably a reasonable amount of effort given the potential consequences.

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