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Buzz King talks about being spiritual in a high tech world that is often hostile toward those who believe. But Buzz is not defense; his is an upbeat approach. He draws on his experience as a reverend, a professor of computer science specializing in 3D modeling and animation, and a hospital chaplain.

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Buzz King talks about being spiritual in a high tech world that is often hostile toward those who believe. But Buzz is not defense; his is an upbeat approach. He draws on his experience as a reverend, a professor of computer science specializing in 3D modeling and animation, and a hospital chaplain.

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    Do not imitate evil

    Do not imitate evil

    There is tremendous conflict in the Christian Church in the U.S. and in the world today.  We look at a letter called 3 John, the shortest book in the New Testament, by number of words, and we get a glimpse of conflict in the very early Church.  We see that even at the very beginning of the Church, conflict like we have today arose.  In the letter, we see a man named Diotrephes who is apparently the source of conflict, a man who, because of his anger and his impatience, is imitating evil. We look at this in the context of a conversation that I had with a man who wanted very much to make things right, to make it clear to people from his past that he was no longer a man who stirred up conflict...

    • 19 min
    The Way of Life and the Way of Death

    The Way of Life and the Way of Death

    The Didache is an Ancient Greek document that perhaps should have made its way into our Bible - but it didn't.  It could have been written as early as the year 50 A.D., and it might have been source material for one or more Gospel.  It was long lost - until it was rediscovered in the late 1800's.  We look at its content: the Didache (the "Teaching") tells us about the Way of Life and the Way of Death, as well as how to organize and maintain a healthy church.  It is tightly written and easy to read.  We consider its relevance today.

    • 20 min
    Baptized with the Holy Spirit

    Baptized with the Holy Spirit

    We return to the Book of Acts, and to a man who I spoke with, a man who was about to find out if he had cancer.  We look at a very powerful theme in the Book, but something that is often overlooked: our ability, if we accept the gift, to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.  We see what it did, not just to the Apostles and to Paul, but to ordinary volunteers who worked with the Great Evangelists.  We learn how our lives can be radically changed.

     

    • 22 min
    Putting teeth in the Two Great Commandments

    Putting teeth in the Two Great Commandments

    We study the Torah - and consider the often talked about issue of it teaming with ridiculous laws, such as not being allowed to wear clothing made of two different materials, like linen and wool.  In truth, we discover some very demanding - but valuable - laws, ones that push us way beyond the norms of our nation.  We see what it means to put some real teeth in the two great commandments of Jesus, to love God with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and to love our neighbor accordingly.

    • 20 min
    The Spirit: our spiritual GPS

    The Spirit: our spiritual GPS

    I recently met a man who was confronting a potentially terrifying biopsy result, but who knew that the Spirit was more powerful than any cancer.  We consider the often-forgotten Holy Spirit, whom very few Christians fully appreciate.  We look at the Spirit from the perspective of the Book of Acts.  We see how the spread of the faith from Jerusalem outward to almost the entire known world - the amazing spread of the faith to the Gentiles - was orchestrated not by the Apostles, not by Paul, but by the Holy Spirit.  

    • 21 min
    Purple snail snot

    Purple snail snot

    Tyrian purple dye, which was, in truth, purple snail snot, was extraordinarily valuable in the ancient world - worth three times its weight in gold, at a time when gold was extremely rare.  We look at our possessions today, things we highly value, and we ask: will they be the purple snail snot of the future?  And what about that other incredible valuable item, given to us by God...?

    • 21 min

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