Topic: Todd Wallace

The Story

Two of Jesus’ disciples are traveling from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Luke says they are discussing recent events, which include Jesus’ arrest, trial, crucifixion, and reports of his resurrection. I think it would be fair to assume that these men were utterly confused. They believed Jesus to be their Messiah who would restore Israel to her…

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A Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!  Serve the Lord with gladness!  Come into his presence with singing!”    Psalm 100:1   Neuroscience is making some interesting claims about the benefits of corporate singing.  (You can read the article here:  http://upliftconnect.com/neuroscience-of-singing/). The article claims that when people sing together as a group, their…

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The Morality Molecule

“We love because he first loved us.”  1 John 4:19 I recently read an article about oxytocin.  This is a neurochemical that researchers are beginning to claim is the basis for morality in human beings.  Numerous tests have been done measuring oxytocin levels in different circumstances.  These tests indicate that when an individual feels greatly…

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Grace and Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17 In the verses immediately preceding 17, Jesus describes citizens of the kingdom as the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  He wraps up his…

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Ichabod

 Now his daughter-in-law, the wife of Phinehas, was pregnant, about to give birth. And when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed and gave birth, for her pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women…

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