When Ciphering is Easy

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The movie National Treasure always captivates me–I watch pieces of it when I notice it’s on TV. Inside of me, there is some small part that wants to “crack the code” and find something no one else has discovered. In the movie, Nicolas Cage’s character is always a step ahead of everyone else, cracking ciphers on his way to finding …

Peter Talks Funny–About Jesus

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First, a question: Whether you consider yourself “Christian,” “Agnostic,” as belonging to a major religion, or even “Atheist,” if someone were to ask you, “Who is Jesus . . .” what is your first response? C’mon—first thing. Blurt it out (but not if you are in a crowded room—people might think you are weird). No thinking, postulating, theologizing—none of that. …

Who Tells Me So? Paul, Peter and Those Guys

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A key tenant of the 1stFaith concept is that those who followed Jesus first knew best what was most important regarding God and Jesus Christ. If we can get back to what they—men like Peter, Paul, James, John and so many others—believed, we can find a more powerful faith. Illustrating this, on a recent Sunday my pastor introduced an Andy …