Prophets and Prayer: Believing God Interacts with His World

Our contemporary mindset has a hard time conceptualizing and relating to “prophets” or to the”prophetic” gift. Recently I was reading two individuals who studied Ellen White’s prophetic gift for th...
by Duane Covrig
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Authority in Ethics–Introduction (1)

The word “authority” does not usually breed warm feelings. People picture a prickly boss or government official rigidly applying a law or abusing power. Most fear freedoms will be taken away and rights violated when...
by Duane Covrig
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Jeremiah Ethics 1: Moral Irritation

Living moral truth often means going against the status quo. It means “standing up for the right though the heavens fall” (White, 1903, Education, p. 57). It is evident when a person seeks sexual purity or promotes heterose...
by Duane Covrig
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God out of Time

One of the most systematic challenges to the very nature of God is the view of evolution without God. In Genesis 1, we read the claim that God (the three in one) created the earth and all that is in …
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Catholic Morality: Part Four

This is the last in a four part series on Catholic morality. In Post One I praised Catholics I knew who taught me about Christ and helped me get back in a right path with God. In Post Two, I …
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Catholic Morality Part Three

In the last two posts, I shared aspects of Catholic morality I admire and believe represent Christ’s moral teachings and life. Part 1 shared stories of personal encounters with godly and ethical Catholics who helped me grow m...
by Duane Covrig
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Catholic Morality, Part 2

I started this series sharing stories about some Catholics I knew. They are some of the most moral people  around. They taught me a lot about sacrificial loving service. I trust them deeply and I believe they put my good eve...
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Adventist Pastoral Ordination and Dangers of Being Right without Others

It was one of those life-saving thoughts that creep into a person’ mind and saves them from thinking or doing or saying something stupid. I still remember it. It was as if a switch went off, channeling my mind from … <...
by Duane Covrig
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Isaiah, God’s Voice to My Soul, and A Voice Against Evolution Ethics

The Bible is the living voice of God to my soul and I hope to yours as well. No other tool has shaped my worldview, my moral development, my wholeness as it has. The Psalms, the Gospels, the words of …
by Duane Covrig