The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

“The end is near!”

It’s well known that Christians, through the centuries, have embarrassed themselves and their Savior by false predictions of the world’s end. I remember gathering a file of such prognostications a few years back that ran to over twenty pages of text.


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For Real!

John Pierpont Morgan, the founder of the banking conglomerate which still bears his name, was quite the art collector. To find the best pieces required both connected sources and an expert


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The Gift of Brokenness

The beauty of the Bible is not only its Truth, but its Truthfulness. It contains not only doctrine, but instructions for applying it to real life. Take the discipline of repentance.


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The Good Old Days

We often hear folks complain about the present (not ourselves, of course, but others) and long for earlier times. You know, how it was better in “the good old days.” Things were simpler, prices were lower,


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Idolatry: Ignorance or Arrogance

The first four of the Ten Commandments relate directly to Israel’s worship of God because they had been led out of Egypt, out of slavery (Exodus 20:1-11):


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Caution: God at Play

A few years ago I became familiar with a book entitled Snow Crystals, a long out-of-print volume of coauthors W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys. My fascination was not only with the title,


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His mercies are new every morning.

When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians as a judgment of God, it appeared that all was lost. Jeremiah wrote a long poem about the devastation, not only to record what had happened,


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Where do you buy bread?

As I passed through the old neighborhood, the yeasty aroma of bread baking was intense. The bakery, a red brick flat roofed two-story affair on a double corner lot,


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The One Thing You Can Not Hide

We all have heard the warning, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” and that is good advice. We often miss things in people which at first are not apparent or even purposely hidden from view.


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Chasing Joy

Life makes much more sense when we realize that everything we do is calculated to contribute to our happiness. Everything.


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