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About parklinscomb

I'm a minister for the Rock Hill church of Christ in Frisco TX (rhcoc.org) where I've worked since 2020. I'm a big fan of my family, archaeology, the Bible, and the Lord's church.

The Best, The Most, From the Heart

Luke 21 (also Mark 12:41) tells the story of Jesus sitting in the Temple near the Temple’s treasury contribution box. The Lord had observed a number of rich people come through and drop in their bag of silver coins. Jingle! … Continue reading

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Am I in God’s Place?

In Exodus 50:19 Joseph uttered these profoundly thoughtful words. His brothers were terrified that Joesph might be plotting revenge on them and their families for all the wrong they had done to Joseph as a boy by selling him as … Continue reading

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The Value of Hospitality to You (Cheerful Obedience in Hospitality)

One of the greatest demonstrations of love and sacred duty in the near eastern world was and still is hospitality. When you invited someone into your home, you offered them almost every privilege of family including food, protection, and help; … Continue reading

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“Just the Facts, Ma’am”

A friend recently forwarded me a report in the news about a man, Emile Ratelband, a Netherlands media personality, who wants to change his age legally from 69 to 49, because he “identifies as a 49 year old”, and because … Continue reading

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Will any sort of faith do?

In my last post we gave thought to why faith was necessary. I hope it spoke to you, you’re always welcome to ask questions. But the aim of this post is to think about whether just any faith will do. … Continue reading

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Why do we need faith?

This post is being written primarily for those who are searchers, perhaps agnostics, or sincere atheists. For those who already believe, I’d be “preaching to the choir”, right? But I want to start by acknowledging that your question is a … Continue reading

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A new book

Some of those of you who know me may remember that I’ve been working on publishing book for a while. Well, it is finally published and can be obtained as either a physical book or an electronic book from Amazon here … Continue reading

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Apologetics — Noah Around the World

One of the most familiar stories of the Bible is that of Noah and the Flood. It is a story that also finds a lot of skepticism. It’s unbelievable, they say because of the number of animals needed on the … Continue reading

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Apologetics — The Marks of Myth and History

Just a quick word to all regarding my last post. I’ve received a couple of responses that pointed out that not all atheists are angry at God. I’d agree, in fact, that’s what I said in the last post “One … Continue reading

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Apologetics — How do I answer the skepticism or contempt of friends?

“Religion,” Marx famously claimed, “is the opiate of the people.” Perhaps you’ve heard friends or family respond to your faith with similar condescending remarks: “Religion is for the feeble minded,” “Religion is just a crutch,” “It’s the same as fairy … Continue reading

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