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The Eight Spiritual Essentials, Part 8: Living Each Day Well

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Eight Spiritual Essentials (Article Summaries)

Many people miscalculate the brevity of life and the length of eternity. They put their hope in Jesus for their eternal destiny, but they put their hope in the world for everything else. Scripture calls us to live wisely and well, not presuming upon the future or assuming we have all the time in the world.

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The Return of the Bethlehem Star

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When he was in seminary, Ken Boa wanted to incorporate his astronomy background into his master’s thesis. He did so by studying and writing on the star of Bethlehem. His thesis was published by Doubleday in 1980 and later (in 1985) by Zondervan as The Return of the Star of Bethlehem. You can purchase the book in the Ken Boa Store. 

Before looking at some of the attempts to explain the star,

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The Mystery of the Incarnation

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All praise to Thee, Eternal Lord,
Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;
Choosing a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone.
—Martin Luther

Although we live in a pluralistic culture that tells us that Christianity is just one option in a whole cafeteria of equally valid spiritual choices, a closer look at the Bible reveals its profound uniqueness.

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