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Scott Hoezee

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Remember?

The recent movie Yesterday is mostly a light-hearted romantic comedy with a divertingly fun premise.  Although the movie (wisely) never tries to explain it, the premise is that the entire Planet Earth underwent a history-altering event.  For around eleven seconds,…
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Creation Delight

In politics near as I can tell there has been a long philosophical divide on questions related to the role and the size of government.   Among these philosophical differences are questions related to the extent of government regulations.   Some, typically…
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Tongue Check

Recently my denomination of the Christian Reformed Church in North America issued a statement following the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  It has gotten a bit of attention.  The statement was endorsed by the leadership of the CRCNA,…
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Time’s Burden and Gift

I did have an Apple.  It was an Apple IIgs computer.  Had a color monitor and everything and at 256 kb of embedded memory, it was a real wonder compared to the Apple IIe it replaced with its all-green CRT…
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About That Prayer . . .

Regular readers of The Twelve, and particularly those who are familiar with my past postings, know two things: I have grave and abiding concerns about Donald Trump and on several occasions I have also said that we need to pray…
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Successful?

The megachurch phenomenon is fraught with challenges and questions.  Increasingly we are also seeing not just one huge congregation that worships in a single cavernous space but churches with multiple campuses—sometimes over a dozen or so—where people gather and see…
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Seriously, You’re the Greatest!

Perhaps it went largely unnoticed as Americans this past weekend were gearing up for a holiday weekend.  Still, something rather remarkable happened. North Korea test fired some ballistic missiles yet the President of the United States—right next door to North…
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Confessional?

Next month at its annual meeting, the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church will receive an interim report from a study committee whose very name is nearly as large as its mandate: “The Committee to Articulate a Foundation-laying Biblical Theology…
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Records

A high school classmate of mine died last week.   Now that my classmates and I have entered our mid-50s, the death of a peer, though still upsetting, maybe has a little less shock value than a couple of people who…
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Holy Week Tuesday

Originally published in 2105, here is Scott's take for the Tuesday of Holy Week. Palm/Passion Sunday kicks off Holy Week every year but mostly we don't ponder much about what was going on with Jesus until we get to the…
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