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Resentful and Angry

By: Brian BorgmanI am reading through the Old Testament in the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Sometimes a different translation provides a fresh reading of well-known passages. Such was the case today in reading about Ahab in 1 Kings 20-21. R.G. Lee described Ahab as that “vile human toad who squatted befoulingly on the throne of […]

I am a Rock, I am an Island

By: Brian Borgman In 1965 Paul Simon wrote,  I’ve built wallsA fortress, steep and mightyThat none may penetrateI have no need of friendshipFriendship causes pain.It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.I am a rockI am an island…And a rock feels no painAnd an island never cries In the 10th century, BC, Solomon wrote,He who separates […]

A Reminder from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By: Brian BorgmanThis past Sunday I preached at Peninsula Bible Church in Port Angeles, WA for their new building dedication. I’ve never been the guest speaker for a building dedication, so I prayerfully considered what would be appropriate. I ended up preaching 2 Cor. 4:3-7 and the real Treasure of the Church. I returned to […]