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Undercover Ops and Being "Outed" by Christ

April 13, 2016 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

In law enforcement there’s an effective strategy to catch criminals called the undercover technique. For criminal investigations they’re known as undercover operations; i.e., “ops.” Undercover ops have been dramatized in countless cop shows. Basically, a police officer or federal agent assumes a fake identity and poses as a ... Keep Reading

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Love is Not God

March 16, 2016 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

In our day it’s amazing to take in the smorgasbord of opinions about who God is or what God is. It’s as if God can be anything someone wants Him (or it) to be so long as He/it aligns with their overarching notion of what “life is all about.” We might hear that, “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” (Jo... Keep Reading

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I’m one of those people who cringe at having to read an owner’s manual or instructions about how to put something together. I would break out in a cold sweat when I had to put together those boxed toys on Christmas morning for my sons. I still don’t like reading instructions about how to put gadgets together due to my inveterate i... Keep Reading

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Snake Charming and the Theology of Deceit

January 13, 2016 | by: Dave Maniquis | 3 Comments

Now here’s the scene: folks strolling through those bustling bazaars or markets in the enchanting East. And suddenly they come upon one of those “dude of dudes” in the realm of herpetologists--the snake charmer. With a tiny wooden flute this guy choreographs the dancing snake with music. A highly venomous cobra! You’ve proba... Keep Reading

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We Were Made to Feel Comfortable in Our Skin

December 9, 2015 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

During the Advent season Christians anticipate two things. First, the arrival of Christmas Day that celebrates the First Advent of the Old Testament longing for the Messiah. This was fulfilled in Jesus Christ as the Incarnation of the second Person of the Trinity. Second, there’s reflection on the promised return of Jesus or his Second Advent... Keep Reading

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“What is Truth?”

November 11, 2015 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

For the unsuspecting person it’s fairly easy to be hoodwinked by a con-artist peddling something purported to be real but is actually fake. Sometimes it’s easy to spot. However, if a fraudster is proficient enough in his craft he can be very successful even to those who should probably know better. You may not even ask yourself, “... Keep Reading

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God Makes a Person - Junkyards are for Parts

October 14, 2015 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

I am so grateful for graveyards. Really. Let me clarify. I mean auto graveyards; affectionately called junkyards. Years ago I owned a Nissan that just kept running well into the 120,000 mile range on the odometer. Then a major mechanical/electronic failure occurred. The foreign car mechanic who isolated the problem articulated my options in an unco... Keep Reading

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The Theological Basis of Eating Lobster

September 3, 2015 | by: Dave Maniquis | 1 Comments

I love lobsters. Let me rephrase that. I love to eat them. I find lobsters to be fascinating creatures. Recently I was in the seafood section of a large grocery store and there they were. A crowd of them in a huge bubbly holding tank of water, each sporting those industrial strength pink rubber bands on their claws; essentially declawed while still... Keep Reading

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The notion of being a citizen of two different countries has always intrigued me. A dual citizen has to choose which place suits them the best. After all, you can’t be in two places at one time. (Although I have encountered people who seemed to be in multiple worlds far away.) Many countries permit dual citizenship, others have very restricti... Keep Reading

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Lamenting What is Truly Lamentable

July 14, 2015 | by: Dave Maniquis | 0 Comments

Another report of senseless violence last month in our 24-hour news cycle. Nine people dead, just like that, while attending a Bible study at their church in Charleston, S.C. A hateful barrage of lead and brass taking out nine imago dei by another, yes, imago dei. These acts of evil jolt us in the midst of our rather ordinary lives. We’re spe... Keep Reading

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