The Fence or the Well

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Where does a society place its boundaries, its fences, for right behavior? I wrote three blog posts five years ago on this subject, and it’s interesting to read them now. Do you think that the issues have changed? Have Christians changed their … Continue reading

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God’s Loyal Love

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The beautiful book of Ruth is far more than a well told story. It teaches us that God’s loyal love always looks out for vulnerable people and was as present in the Old Testament as it is in the New Testament. Ruth … 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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Communicating with God

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I woke up this morning to a series of beeps on my cell phone, and I saw texts from good friends from college reacting to the news that one of us is in the hospital. My agenda for the morning was set; I … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Refugees

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Refugees were big news a couple months ago, but unfortunately the national discussion has moved on. President Trump has decided that there will be fewer refugees allowed into the U.S. this year. Last year the number of refugees was 110,000; this year it … Continue reading

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Identity Politics and Intrinsic Identity

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We are constantly being categorized. Each one of us is seen as part of a larger association: right or left; black or white; rich, middle class or poor; male or female; boomer, buster/gen x, millennial/gen y, or boomlet/gen z; Christian, … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Experience More of God’s Love

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Is it possible to fully understand the immensity of God’s love? The Bible tells us repeatedly that God love us, and God has given us plenty of evidence to back up his words. He created us, he created a marvelous world … Continue reading

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Hope More; Expect Less

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What do you expect in the near future? In Chicago, we can expect winter to be cold, snowy and long, but we can also expect a warm summer and a beautiful fall. (Spring is non-existent.) I expect to attend two family … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Study Your Bible

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“Why study the Bible?” may seem like a silly question, especially if you’re a person who studies the Bible often, but it’s worth considering. Bible study can become a dry or optional habit if we’re not coming to God’s Word … Continue reading

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The Year in Books

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“So many books; so little time” is a quote attributed to Frank Zappa (according to Goodreads). I agree. C.S. Lewis said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” As a … Continue reading

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