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Into the Woods

Don’t go into the woods. Unless you bring bug spray. And a vaccine. And unbiased information. And the Gospel. An article (by Mark Torregrossa) posted last month on MLive.com shared that there is a “tick explosion” underway in Michigan this season. Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell confirmed that twenty years ago, it was difficult...

Apocalyptic Hope

When I prepare sermons and newsletter articles, I include insights given me by the Holy Spirit along with those of human commentators. Sometimes I rely more on the former than the latter, and sometimes it’s vice-versa. But I can imagine many people reading the title of this article and thinking to themselves that it’s an...

Vaccines & Variants

Have you ever seen an image of a virus? They look much different than bacteria. That’s because viruses are not living organisms and bacteria are. Viruses only grow and reproduce inside of the cells they infect. When found outside of these living cells, viruses are dormant. Their “life” therefore requires the hijacking of the biochemical activities of...

Who Does the Law Exclude?

Something that many people experience when dealing with “the law,” is that it’s not always applied with fairness and it’s not always applied with justice. Sometimes, it’s who you are that determines just how it’s applied. And sometimes it’s less about what’s “fair or just,” and more about who “wins.” I experienced this myself...

Are we there yet?

When I was about seven or eight, and my family drove to visit relatives in Brooklyn or Long Island, or Pennsylvania, I would almost always ask my parents, “Are we there yet?” I had faulty and self-serving concepts about time and distance, and in my eagerness, thought that getting from point A to point...