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  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, November 28
    Did you avoid temptation on Thanksgiving?
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Mathew 26:41: Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.Did you manage to avoid temptation this Thanksgiving? Did you pass up that second...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, November 27
    Thanksgiving Meditation 2014
    Throughout the year, especially on celebrations and days of special liturgical significance, we often feature meditations by Columbia clergy. ForThanksgivingour guest isThe Rev. Dr. John C. Whatley III, Senior Pastor of Community Church of the...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, November 26
    Being more than a name on the membership list
    Today’s bible study is 1 Corinthians 12:12-14: Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles,...
  • Deepak Chopra
    Refuting Deepak’s ‘God makes more sense’ article
    Deepak Chopra recently published an article on Huffington Post promoting his latest book, “The Future of God.” In the article titled, “Why God Makes More Sense than Atheism,” Chopra makes his case against atheism and...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, November 25
    Are we supposed to go in the closet to pray?
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Mathew 6:6: When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward youThis is one of the most familiar...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, November 24
    Angels: Harmful transcendent powers that separate us from the love of God
    Today’s bible study is Romans 8:38-39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able...
  • Raising Witchlings: The Best Pagan Novels for our Pre-Teens
    Raising Witchlings: The Best Pagan Novels for our Pre-Teens
    It can be difficult and frustrating looking for appropriate Pagan books for our children to read that will keep them reading and having fun; especially as they get older and ask more questions on our beliefs and how the world works. Too many are...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Friday, November21
    Reading beneath Paul’s sarcasm
    Today’s bible study is1 Corinthians 4:12: We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it.This verse is the very essence of true apostleship and, perhaps, definitions of what all Christians...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, November 20
    Jesus will return with violence and vengeance
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Luke 21:25-28: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror,...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, November 19
    Humility brings out the best in us
    Today’s bible study is Proverbs 11:2: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.When I was a child, my mother was a great one for quotations. One of her favorites was, ‘Pride goeth before a fall.’...
  • Pope Francis, Satan and Children
    Pope Francis, Satan and Children
    Many people have high hopes that Pope Francis will bring true reform to the Roman Catholic Church. They seem to want to believe he will put an end to the antiquated man-made dogma masquerading as God’s Word that calls for such things as...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, November 18
    Dealing with suffering in the face of hostility
    Today’s bible study is 1 Peter 3:9: Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.When someone criticizes us, calls us names,...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, November 17
    Exorcising the storm demon
    Today’s bible study is from the Gospel of Mark 4:39-40: He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still.” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so...
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
    Time to call a Christmas Tree what it is, a Christmas Tree
    While perusing the Long Island PrimeTime Hewlett/Woodmere edition, released this past Saturday, the Long Island Catholic Examiner noticed an advertisement for the Green Acres Mall second annual “Tree Lighting Ceremony,” taking place on...
  • Stephen Colbert
    Klingenschmitt, state rep-elect who says Obama is possessed, attacked by Colbert
    Gordon Klingenschmitt, a newly-elected Colorado Republican Representative, asserts that President Barack Obama may very well be possessed by demons, according to a Talking Points Memo article on Thursday. The state lawmaker who is about to...