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Master story-tellers in the pulpit

A Dream among Kings The freedom to imagine apocryphal twists on familiar Bible stories comes from my upbringing in the 1940s and 1950s in Spring Arbor, Michigan, a Free Methodist village. Preachers and teachers walked me around in the shoes of Moses and John the Baptist, Esther and Isaiah. They showed me how to imagine feelings and wrinkles […]

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Persuading the Devil

Reacting to Kill the Devil? Sure, if I kill my enemy, he is gone.  But have I won?  Did I win him over? Since I believe I will continue living in the spirit when my earthly body can no longer live, and since I believe my enemy also continues to live in the spirit, albeit […]

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Married or Single?

July 16, 2017, in the lobby of Genesis Church, and on Facebook, I asked … “Do you think of Elijah as married or single?” 1- Don’t know 10 – Single 1 – I only think of Elijah as in a chariot of fire. 1 – The widow of Zarephath was his common law wife. 1 […]

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Roger Guo – parked here

David Your story book “Elijah-one of the ordinary people just like us” this is awesome! There are many stories in the Bible I have not read. You have done your best to make it easy to understand and easy to remember the historical events of the Kingdom of Israel. I know you spent a lot […]

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Whisker power

Both my grandfathers were pastors and then superintendents in the FM church, and when I first read “there were giants in the land in those days,” I thought of my two grandfathers, who occupied gigantic space in my young mind. These men were both very conservative in their views. 1. Whisker power After Grandmother died, […]

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Hole in the daylight 

My grandfather Ingram played shinny (field hockey with a tin can and sticks, named after the part of our anatomy it punished) with us and took us fishing and told us stories his father had told him about the 1849 wagon train to the gold fields in California. My picture of him is energy, positive, […]

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Elijah

Elijah