Author Archives: Joe Ginder

Episode 100 of The History of World War II Podcast

I like to listen to history podcasts. One long-running podcast that I use to fill in gaps while awaiting new episodes in others is the History of World War II by Ray Harris Jr. I just heard the 100th episode, … Continue reading

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What is Sabbath? – a video (and podcast) by The Bible Project

I love the Bible Project. I listened to Tim and Jon discuss Sabbath in the podcast series leading up to this video; it was a fantastic, thought-provoking, learning experience! And now the video is out. Watch it. Several times! It’s … Continue reading

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Bigger than our whole world

In our world, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world. — C S Lewis, The Last Battle Merry Christmas!

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Trust Leads to Change

I listened to an interview with Matt and Julie Canlis. They both had quite profound things to say. One thing Matt said is sticking: The biggest way to impact the world is to be trusted by a few. And then, … Continue reading

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Fred Rogers on Change

I really want to be an advocate for whatever I find is healthy or good. I think people don’t change very much when all they have is a finger pointed at them. I think the only way people change is … Continue reading

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Writing a Psalm of Thanksgiving

At past LBFC Thanksgiving Celebrations, we have included times for expression of thanksgiving. In recent years, this took the suggested form of: I am thankful to God for _____________because ______________ This was intended to help each of us form an … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Thanksgiving

I rejoice in going up to worship.God has called the nations to Himself, to life.Let us go up together with many tongues and offerings of great praise from across the whole world.God has done it. My people didn’t know God … Continue reading

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Justo Gonzales, on The Changing Shape of Church History

Justo Gonzales closes his book The Changing Shape of Church History: No longer can the church claim the religious hegemony it once had… Many Christians think that thIs means that the church is losing is power, and yearn with nostalgia … Continue reading

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Quaker Meetings in John Woolman’s Time

While perusing John Woolman, American Quaker, a biography of John Woolman by Janet Whitney published in 1942 that Fred Newkirk asked me to order for him, I ran across a description of what Quaker meeting for worship was in those … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard, on his impending death

Gary Moon wrote in his recent biography of Dallas Willard, Becoming Dallas Willard, about J.P. Moreland’s visit after it became clear Willard would not live for much longer. “Are you afraid of dying?” Willard smiled as he responded, “No, J. … Continue reading

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