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Has It Been That Long?

Hello, friends. It's been a long time. Far, far too long, in fact. Inexcusably long...

I have written in past blog entries about an ongoing medical condition that I have. This condition prevents me from always functioning at what most would consider a "normal" capacity. Over the past several months, this condition has been much more difficult and intense, causing me to have even less energy or focus than my usual diminished amount.

One of the many consequences of this period, as you have likely noticed if you are visiting this site, is the absence of new material for Still Ripples.

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Listen for Wisdom (From Proverbs 8)

The hour grows late.

The dark veil falls.

Silence pierces the comfort. Shall I regard the begging questions or heed the ache? Nay. Everyman - of humanity’s breath - am I, and pride is my tether. Though to what it is anchored, why inquire? Is not life about exploring the many relative possibilities to answer its riddle?

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For the Witness

Both truth and love must be inseparable. Apart from this duality, vain utterances and deceptive expressions are communicated. A movement within the church holds that love alone encompasses the witness. If truth is not at the core of a testimony, though, then how can anyone say that love is the motive?


What of Value?

If the endorsement of a perceiver has become the qualifier for determining whether or not something has worth, then value and virtue, good and evil — all are subject to relative redefinition...

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The Ultimate Proof of Creation

This is an excellent presentation by Dr. Jason Lisle, where he provides evidence for a Creator, but also teaches how to practice a method of apologetic debate he calls "don't answer, answer." I found this lecture to be very enlightening and encouraging, and I hope you will, as well.

From the original site:

In this companion DVD to his book by the same name, Dr. Lisle presents an ultimate proof for the existence of God and the truth of creation. He goes beyond the battle over “evidence,” and demonstrates why and how we are to defend the faith. Dr. Lisle shows why secular worldviews cannot stand up to logical scrutiny, and how only the Christian worldview can account for the world we live in.

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