Pet Peeve #38: Fast Food Cashiers That Don’t Listen to Your Order

Most of us are very experienced when it comes to ordering fast food from whatever chains we frequent.  We are familiar with the menu options.  We understand what information is required by the cashier to complete our order.  We certainly subscribe to the mission that our overall experience should be characterized as “fast” and “efficient.”  If we wanted ambiance and a...
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Toothpaste Tubes Always Have One More Squeeze Left In Them

This is a universal phenomena that I am sure will resonate with everybody.  When you get to the end of your toothpaste tube and you think there could not possibly be one more usage remaining, you give it that ultimate roll-up and squeeze and out pops just enough for one more application.  How can that be?  You have been trying to empty that tube for the last 2 weeks.  Your pristine unopened new...
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Movie Review: Is Genesis History?

My wife and I had the opportunity last night to view the  movie Is Genesis History?  It was a fantastic introduction to the overall theme of the historicity of the events of the first 11 chapters of Genesis — very timely since I have just begun preaching through the book.  It made the basic point that people operate from either of two very different paradigms when it comes to viewing the...
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The Beginning of Earth and All It Contains — Gen. 1:1-2:3

We live in a culture that resists the authoritative declaration of absolute standards.  In our world, everything is relative – everything revolves around your individual perception rather than some objective standard outside of yourself.  And yet the paradox is that we like to label certain things morally good and others morally evil.  What is the basis for those types of evaluations apart from...
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Genesis — Book of Beginnings — Overview

I.  SIGNIFICANCE OF BOOK OF GENESIS Why Study the Book of Genesis?  Significant in 5 key ways 1)  Significant from its Title – Book of Beginnings (transliteration from the Greek translation of the Septuagint); books named by the first word in the book; Book of Origins – looked at this idea last week; need to understand both our origins and our destiny – Jesus identified Himself by the title: “I...
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