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Articles by Professor Em. Paul Koch:

Closing Concert and Graduation A seat in the back row was a good choice just to spare my hearing from overload, for the ILC Spring Concert on Friday evening (May 18) at Messiah Church was powerful! Time and again the choirs’ majestic “Alleluias” took crescendo flight to fortissimo heights. Wonderful! Awesome. Read More

For many years, O God of grace…

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It doesn't take long to get acquainted with Michael Buck, and decades aren’t long enough to cover the territory. Prof. Buck has fascinating stories to tell of his early years in Austin, Minnesota, followed by military service during the late ‘60s, graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and settling upon microbiology as his Read More

Who’s in charge here?

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Pharaoh lost control but wouldn’t admit it; enslaved Israel never was in charge of its destiny. However, since the Lord God has control over the Universe, over emperors, over history, and over His people, "The Lord brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt" (12:51). Freed after four centuries of enslavement, Israel was fashioned Read More
Where were you on Saturday, May 21, 2011, the day the world did NOT end? Another scholar got it wrong, deceived by his own intellect. We expect more from a Bible student, but things haven’t changed much since the days of Moses (read Deuteronomy 18:22). While Mr. Camping claimed too much for himself (we claim only what the Bible allows us to Read More

God never loses

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Only a fool will challenge the Almighty, and the Emperor of Egypt had to learn the hard way that God never loses a contest. While we shudder as God ravaged Egypt’s economic, civil, and religious life, it does our heart good that God’s will gets done on Earth as well as in heaven. We want to be on God’s side in the winners’ Read More

Some twists and turns in His Story

Exodus chapters 1 & 2 The inspired book of Exodus brings us to a turning point in history—not just in the history of ancient Mediterranean cultures but in the history of humanity, global. Chapter One (please read it now) starts out with the standard recital of a tribe’s lineage, listing all Read More