Posts by Justin Hopkins

Whole Bean Or Pre-Ground?

Do you like your coffee to have the maximum amount of freshness, flavor, and wonderfulness? Then you want whole-bean coffee. Remember from October, that the biggest factor affecting the freshness of your coffee is its exposure to air. When you grind your coffee the amount of surface area that is exposed to air multiplies exponentially.…

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The Eternal Word

John begins his Gospel with a profound treatise about the eternal nature and deity of Christ. Christ is described as the Word (John 1:1), who was with God and was God. He is the one who made all things (John 1:3). Indeed, when you read Genesis 1, everything that was created was created by the…

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Why do you come to Jesus?

In the first chapter of John we see many different people coming to Jesus for many different reasons. The Pharisees came to investigate a possible threat to their own position and power. Jesus asked two of the first disciples to follow Him what they were seeking (John 1:38). They wanted to be with Jesus and…

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The Treasure of Knowledge

The Treasure of Knowledge

This week the National Center for Education Statistics released the results of a study, which found that over ninety-four percent of teachers spent their own money on providing supplies and learning resources for their students, with each spending an average of $479. This information is coming to light at a time when many teachers around…

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The Joy of Mothers

The Joy of Mothers

This weekend our nation celebrates a holiday that is officially just over one hundred years old: Mother’s Day. Church attendance will see a slight bump, and restaurants will be packed as families gather to honor “the hand that rocks the cradle.” Since the beginning of time, mothers have had an important place in the home…

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Taking A Stand That Matters

Taking A Stand that Matters

This weekend the holiday of Cinco De Mayo will be celebrated here in Itasca, and in many communities in the American Southwest. No, it is not Mexico’s Independence Day. It is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, which occurred over fifty years after Mexico declared independence from Spain. In the aftermath of the Mexican-American…

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Overlooking Important Details

Overlooking Important Details

Last week a Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a piece of the engine burst through a cabin window mid-flight. The cabin immediately lost pressure, and the oxygen masks deployed. Photos of the traumatic event surfaced on social media. Aviation officials were quick to point out that most of the passengers pictured wore…

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The Illusion of Privacy

The Illusion of Privacy

Last week Mark Zuckerberg spent two days testifying before the Senate in response to a massive data breach, which exposed the private information of some 87 million users. During the hearing, Senator Durbin (IL) asked if he would share on national television. the name of the hotel he was staying at and the names of…

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