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Circumstances in life change. Though I have written quite a few articles (mostly slide presentations), I have not had time to put any of them into the website. The slide presentations are mainly what I have been calling "mission moments" - NOT referring to others we may call "missionaries," but about our own mission in life, as followers of Jesus. Most presentations are in PDF (print-friendly) format, as well as jpeg format (which seems to be easier to read on a cell phone or other narrow screen, but tends to be a larger file size).


Love and Hate

Everyone talks about "love": but I have never heard of someone studying the word "hate." It's about time we do so, especially since, (1) the world is constantly bombarding us with lies about both concepts; and (2) the Bible describes certain types of "hate" as a GOOD (and necessary) characteristic! (We must understand the difference between the good and evil types, and respond appropriately in both types of situations.)

"Killer Sins"

This is a look at some of those "little, innocent" sins that are enough to destroy a person for eternity. On the surface, some of them may resemble the "Seven Deadly Sins" concept that the early church developed; but our focus is on a wider issue. (The "Seven Deadly Sins" are just a small part of this wider issue.) Each of these "killer sins" is actually a distortion of what could have been a good act, if done in a different context. The worst thing about them is that the most dangerous ones - those that send you to the lake of fire - often look good!

The "World"

This group of presentations looks at the various ways the concept of "world" is used in Scripture. There are some ways in which the world is good; but the main focus in Scripture is this: A person cannot follow the ways of the world and follow Jesus at the same time. This is a serious matter!

The "Good News" according to the book of Acts

We've heard what people say... and quite often, it has little similarity to what the Bible says. Here, we look at the book of Acts (and other Scripture passages), to find out how God defines the Good News. [These presentations were given immediately after those about "the world," because they quite naturally follow. Once we know the "bad news" about our horrible condition (as people of the world), it's quite obvious that we need to find out the "Good News" of how to deal with it!]

Random short presentations

Most of the other links are to a series of articles or presentations on one topic (sometimes quite large). Here is a collection of random slide show presentations that are not part of a long series. These are mainly in PDF and JPEG formats.

Random short articles

Most of the other links are to a series of articles or presentations on one topic (sometimes quite large). Here is a collection of random articles that are not part of a long series. These are mainly in PDF and HTML formats.