Category Archives: Grace

Why we should embrace mystery

We evangelicals have not produced many mystics. The truth is, we don’t really like mystery; especially when it comes to our faith and God. Aren’t mystics those new-agers? We prefer everything figured out. After all, we have the Bible. Sola Scriptura…all the answers … Continue reading

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About ideology, demagoguery, and contemplation

This recent video from John Crowder is not really about Trump, American politics, immigration, antichrists, or whatever we think we should be for or against. It’s about something far more important, and it pretty much sums up my own thoughts. Regardless of what you think of … Continue reading

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What IS so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?

We’re most certainly living in troubled times…with terrorist threats, violent civil unrest, and deeply divided polarization on issues. But this is exactly when Jesus’s Church should shine the brightest, rather than being part of the problem. But the only way we’re going to … Continue reading

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Repenting from fear of change

We’ve looked at how the Greek word, metanoeō, was poorly translated into English in our Bibles as “repent” before.  Metanoeo is not re-penance! It means to change your mind. Re-form your thinking about something. The problem is, we don’t like change. Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes Turn and face … Continue reading

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A cat-astrophic Christmas tale

This is a Christmas story about our cat named Rory. I’ve talked about him before, but now there’s more. We feared what trouble he might be, as we were decorating our Christmas tree. Nonetheless, we went ahead and hoped for the best, thinking that Rory might … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – Part two

We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like most Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between the Christian … Continue reading

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God so loved – Part six

God is not the one condemning us; we condemn ourselves. As I said in part one, our M.O. is that God loves, humankind hides. We hide because we’ve painted God’s face with the Serpent’s brush, both theologically and in our own … Continue reading

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