Category Archives: Gospel

Five Steps to Take On Every Page of Your Bible

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Sometimes I forget that the Bible is not a textbook. The thousands of books written to help us interpret the Bible, like commentaries, dictionaries, and resources on systematic theology and hermeneutics, will never be as powerful as the Word of … Continue reading

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A Life of Consequence

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could live comfortable happy lives? No challenges. No difficulties. No pain. No rejection. Without consciously thinking in those terms, I think I wanted such an untried and untested existence. The challenges, difficulties, pain and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Mystery

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Mysteries are enticing, aren’t they? A good mystery novel gives us just enough information to work out who-done-it, but disguises it perfectly so we’re surprised. The world’s greatest mysteries are tackled in theology or philosophy classrooms. Who is God? Who am … Continue reading

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Lent: A Spiritual Reset

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I grew up in a mainline denomination, and there were aspects about it that I admired and other features that were not particularly helpful. One thing that I appreciated, and that I miss, is its emphasis on the church calendar. … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

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We say things like love will find a way, and love is all that matters, and love never fails. But then life happens. We get busy, caught up in our own desires and dwell on our differences…and we forget. It’s easy … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free

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The question what is truth? is more relevant today than ever. You would think that with all our easy access to information and expert opinions, we would know the truth— The opposite is true. We have trouble recognizing real news from fake, trusted … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

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Hunger and thirst are frequent human urges. It’s immensely satisfying to eat a meal when starving or to drink of water when parched. Hunger is often used to convey a consuming desire, like a young and inexperienced sports team hungry for a win, or an individual … Continue reading

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Two Qualities of the Early Church That We Should Pursue Today

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The church, made up of Jesus’ followers, is his body on earth. It has been brilliant and influential at times, weak at other points in history, and increasingly divided over the years. Amazingly, the imperfect church is still God’s designated witness, his hands … Continue reading

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Rest First; Work Later

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When all of my work is finished for the day, or when my brain is kaput, I give myself permission to read a novel or to watch a little television.  I’m afraid that if I let myself relax earlier, well, nothing would get … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why a Blog Post with a Number in the Title is Not Always Satisfying

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Blog posts with a number in the title are more frequently read than others.  It’s true, I am more likely to click on 5 Reasons to Pray than on Reasons to Pray.  (Note: The titles in this post are all random and off the top … Continue reading

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