The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Happy Birthday USA!

On my bookshelf is a two-volume set of sermons I purchased at the Valley Forge National Park bookstore in 2001: Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730-1805. The first volume itself runs to 1,000 pages, and thankfully has a digital version.


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“Religion and Politics”

A few weeks ago in a devotional I referred to the often repeated statement, “We can discuss anything but religion and politics.” The saying hopes to keep peace in a family, workplace, or even a picnic.


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Letting God Be God

In the very first chapter of the very first book of the Bible, we are given an identity. We are creatures made “in the image of God.” Later in the story we discover that our problems began with the temptation to “be like God” (Genesis 3:5).


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Why are they so afraid?

After school one day I saw a bully get, well, pretty beaten up by a quiet kid who rode the same bus. Everyone thought the little quiet guy would get creamed, but the bully slunk off crying.


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Winning Words for a Weary Warrior

Soldiers need more than just training and logistical support. They are in need of good morale as well. All of the equipment and expertise in the world does not erase the fear of battle and create confidence.


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Corona, Conscience, and Church

As we approach our first regathering as a church, it’s good to reflect on where we are and why all of this is happening the way it is. Let’s review how our congregation has dealt with this disease.


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It just so happens. . .

It just so happens that. . .

*Cliff Swallows complete their 6,000 mile return flight (from Argentina) to San Juan Capistrano on or about March 19th every year.
*Fireflies find and attract mates by using matching light flashes.
*Canada Geese make thirteen distinct calls, not just random honks.


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“Just breathe.”

Someone in our church family has pointed out how the two most recent national crises were both related to breathing. In the midst of fighting the Corona Virus, which attacks the lungs, we witnessed a man die at the hands of an officer, all the while pleading, “I can’t breathe.”


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Why would God serve us?

To some it may sound blasphemous to say that God serves us. We serve Him, and not the other way around. But the Bible says that. . .


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“God, at your service!”

Of all the things we need to work on, our view of God should be the priority. What God is like and what He’s about impact everything in our life of faith. Faith itself is only as good as the God in whom it rests. So what happens when we have an inadequate view of Him?


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