The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

“Judge not. . .”

We’ve suggested that Creation reflects God’s genius and playfulness, both of which are displayed in the diversity and uniqueness of its creatures. I like to think the angels chuckled when they saw the first camel and gasped at the first T-Rex.


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Seeds

We can see the glory of God in creation, even in His playfulness, but just as glorious as creation itself is the way He creates. And, at least on Earth, that is by starting things small and growing them.


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God’s Playful Side

Imagine Someone who imagines imagination. Humans devise machines which have “artificial intelligence,” but no matter how sophisticated they become, their intelligence always will be artificial and soulless.


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Whatever became of repentance?

Most people alive today will not recall a well known book of popular psychology entitled, Whatever Became of Sin? The author, Karl Menninger, pointed out (in the 1970’s) that the idea of sin was being displaced in our culture by blaming addiction, crime, collective irresponsibility, family history, and what today we call “victimhood.”


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Networking

Buzzwords come and go, especially in the business community. There is an endless parade of trends, authors, social theories, productivity protocol, and the consultants who exist to promote and implement them. One concept which has had a long run is “Networking.”


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A Sabbath Jubilee

On this, our fiftieth day of the Blue Box Blog, we proclaim Jubilee!

When Israel entered the Promised Land, the Lord commanded them to rest one day in seven, and one year in seven, with a Jubilee Year at the end of the seventh seven. You can read about it in Leviticus 25.


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God and Government

The Book of Acts contains a gallery of portraits of Christians responding to government. Early on we see attempts to oppress the Gospel, and the Apostles resisting commands to be silent.


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“Conspiracy!”

We are made in God’s image, which means we are created rational beings. But The Fall made us lazy thinkers, and we love short cuts. So instead of patiently gathering relevant data and connecting the dots, we may tend just to accept what we find by clicking a link.


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Out of the Darkness

It starts with a disappointment, a betrayal, the loss of a job, or isolation. At first it is a low grade sadness that envelops us and builds day by day. It continues until we are prisoners of our own thoughts.


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Heart Trouble

Jesus often took the Pharisees to task because of their focus upon the externals. He told them that what defiles us is not what enters our stomach, but what comes out of our hearts. Matthew 15:10-20


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