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Thoughts to Ponder: January 2002


“We must work passionately and infatigably to bridge the gulf between our scientific progress and our moral progress. One of the great problems of mankind is that we suffer from a poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.


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“That God is omnipresent ‘ everywhere equally present ‘ is a source of continual wonder for me. God’s omnipresence is, as one man has put it, one of those million-gallon truths that, try as we might, we simply cannot contain with our quart-sized heads. But within the scope of God’s omnipresence, we know from both Scripture and experience that God is not present everywhere for precisely the same purposes. For example, while he is always everywhere present to sustain (for in him ‘all things hold together,’ Col 1:17), from time to time he is also present in various places to accomplish other purposes, such as to discipline, to punish, to bless, or to empower. We are not satisfied knowing God is there. We want to know He is near.”

— C. J. Mahaney


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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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