Month: December 2017

Thy will be done

Jesus says, “When you pray, say, ‘…Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven….’” Luther explains, “What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also. […]

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Thy Kingdom come

Jesus says, “When you pray, say ‘…Thy Kingdom come….’” Luther explains, “What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also. How does God’s kingdom come? God’s kingdom comes when our heavenly […]

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Hallowed be thy name

Jesus says, “When you pray, say ‘…Hallowed be thy name….’” Luther explains, “What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. How is God’s name kept holy? God’s name is kept holy when […]

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BCI Mulls Ban On Practice By Lawmakers

Coming straight to the nub of the crucial matter, let me begin at the very beginning by first and foremost pointing out that it has been very rightly demanded by some eminent lawyers, activists and leaders in a letter written to the Bar Council of India (BCI) that those lawyers […]

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Our Father…

Jesus said, “When you pray, say, ‘Our Father who art in heaven….’” Luther explains, “What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that he is our true Father and that we are his true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask […]

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On prayer

Jesus said, “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go […]

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Update and season’s greetings

I cannot predict my WordPress status for the next several days. My home computer and WordPress are not interfacing well. When I go to my Reader page and try to scroll, the screen alternates between freezing and rolling uncontrollably, making it hard for me to click on a visit button […]

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Prophecy, fulfillment, and time

During this Advent season, many Christians contemplate the prophecies of Jesus in Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms, comparing those promises to the ways they were kept in the birth, life, passion, and resurrection of Jesus. This meditation is good, but it can sometimes be approached in a misleading fashion. […]

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Christmas tree past

With apologies to the late Tom Petty… and to my son: He’s a good boy, but sometimes curious, Can’t help touching what he sees. It’s a blue spruce, but make of plastic With ornaments of ceramic and glass. It’s got colored lights and shiny tinsel. It’s wobbly, won’t stand up […]

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O Christmas tree (Oh, nuts)

The story so far: Last May we had a fire on our property—a good-sized storage shed/workshop went up in flames. The cause was a fault in an electrical outlet. As I was driving home after I got the news, I prayed two things: that the fire would not spread to […]

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Christmas letter

Dear family and friends, It has been great receiving your Christmas cards this year and reading your letters. Congratulations on the spectacular accomplishments of your children and on the wonderful vacations you have taken in the past year. Our older son graduated from college eighteen months ago and is still […]

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Karnataka Assembly Passes Anti-Superstition Bill

To begin with, it must be appreciated that the ruling Congress Government in poll bound Karnataka has finally on November 16, 2017 got the controversial “Anti-Superstition Bill” passed unanimously in the ongoing winter session of the Karnataka State Assembly to eradicate evil practices with some minor amendments. It is largely […]

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