Spirituality – JAM

In July of 1998 Newsweek published an article entitled, “Science Finds God.” The article reports that “a wave of scientists and believers says discoveries about the universe support spirituality and hint at the very nature of God.” As such facts become generally known more and more people will begin addressing the spiritual side of their existence. As a result they will begin to experience life as it has not been known before. Life is never improved by unbelief. If you don’t believe me, just look at the miserable results of 70 years of Russian atheistic society. As your lungs need air, your spirit craves God. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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TV & spirituality – JAM

Television programmers either respond to public interests and trends or lose percentage points in the ever important ratings. Have you noticed the production of  programs with spiritual overtones or context in the last several years? Touched by an Angel, It’s a Miracle, and Beyond Chance, for example. In addition, there have been several specials like Moyers’ Genesis and Hugh Hewitt’s Searching for God in America. Twenty-five years ago you would never have seen such shows. The programmers are simply responding to a trend that has developed the last decade – a genuine searching for spirituality. Man is both body and spirit and as the body needs food, the spirit needs God. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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Spiritual revival? – JAM

This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess. American Demographics Magazine, June 1997, says, “The share of Americans who believe in some sort of divine power has remained constant for decades. Likewise, churchgoing rates haven’t done anything noticeable in recent years. So, how do we know a spiritual renaissance is underway? In a word, it’s books. Books are diagnostic not of what we say we are doing, but of what we really are doing with our time and inside our respective interiors.” End quote. Evidence that a spiritual awakening is underway grows each year. People are turning to faith, prayer and looking for ways to answer the soul hunger.

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Politically correct? – JAM

Here is one for you. In February 2007, the London Sun a government-funded advisory report to Britain’s National Health Service recommended that hospital medical staffs not use the terms “mom” and “dad” and instead use “guardians” or “carers”. Why? The advisory said the terms might be confusing or alienating to children of gay couples. In my short lifetime there has been a continental shift in right and wrong. Things that were clearly and universally perverse for centuries and millennium as far back as history records are now claimed to be acceptable behavior. Why has there been such a dramatic shift? God has been dethroned and man crowned king. And if there is no God to tell us what is wrong, then do whatever you choose! So it is gay rights today and pedophilia tomorrow! This is Just-a-minute with Ed Boggess

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Zodiac? – JAM

Guess what? I am a totally different person than I was a couple of weeks ago. And I am upset about it too. Jan 13th a Minneapolis astronomer named Prof Kunkle announced that the Zodiac was being adjusted and a new sign, Ophiuchus, added.  Evidently because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth over the centuries, the Earth has wobbled a bit and the alignment of the stars have been pushed back about a month. It has turned my world topsy-turvy! I used to be a happy Aquarius, but now I discover that I’m not an Aquarius at all. I’m a Capricorn. It’s like your mother telling you that you were adopted! As soon as I heard it, I knew I was in trouble. Aquarius are honest, loyal and independent. But Capricorn are controlling, conceited and distrusting. But that isn’t all. Elaine, my wife, is an Aries and they are especially compatible with Aquarius. But when an Aries is paired with a Capricorn, it is a mismatch. It is like oil and water; like fire and ice. We’re set to have our 44th anniversary Tuesday; but now I’m afraid we won’t make it that far!

  • Jer 10:2 Thus says the Lord: “Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven”

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Dalai Lama Buddhist? – JAM

Is the Dalai Lama Jewish, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist? The answer is Buddhist. Only 47% knew the answer on the latest US Religious Knowledge Survey. I mean no disrespect to Mr Lama, but I do not see this as a matter of concern. I doubt he knows what faith I represent. Even fewer knew of Maimonides or Jonathan Edwards. Again, I see no reason for concern. But when I read of the appalling lack of biblical knowledge among those who profess Christian faith, I grieved. The Bible is the word of God, a divine message from heaven. Scripture is inspired – that means the Holy Spirit caused the writers to pen the choice words to convey a divine message to mankind. How tragic we are ignorant of its simplest facts. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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Competitive? – JAM

Some of us are naturally competitive. I certainly am and always have been. Whether my grammar school football team or my college tennis team, I always wanted to win. I even wanted to win the annual eye test they gave us – “yes sir, Mr Boggess, your eyesight is the keenest ever recorded; it is off the charts”. A neuroscientist would say I have an overactive lateral prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain at the outer corner of the eyebrows. Whether in sports, business, politics or personal relationships, the world puts a premium on winning. However, Jesus takes this and turns it on its head. When the disciples asked, “Who is the greatest disciple?” Jesus answered, To be greatest, you must become the least. To become a leader, you must learn to serve. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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