Category Archives: Love

The Goodness of God

In my last post I talked about how Brandt Jean’s embrace of his brother’s killer glorified God because it demonstrated His goodness. Like the detonation of a neutron bomb, the atmosphere of that Dallas courtroom exploded with the fragrance of … Continue reading

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God’s glory revealed in a Dallas courtroom

I don’t usually talk about current events but what happened last week was so remarkable that we shouldn’t let its lesson to us slip into the past so easily. Brandt Jean’s embrace of his brother’s killer, former Dallas police officer, … Continue reading

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When self-love becomes other-centered

We all understand that self-love—where everything and everyone must orbit around one’s narcissistic milieu—is a bad character trait. But in knowing this we also risk confusing this self-centered love with the self-love that’s critically important to following Christ. This form … Continue reading

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To know Christ and to make Him known

At the very center of Christianity is a Person: Jesus Christ. We know this in our theology but sometimes I wonder if we know it in our mission and value statements, especially in our experience. What moves me and motivates … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus changes everything

I don’t believe you can have an encounter with Jesus and not be fundamentally changed—without becoming more loving, gracious, patient, kind, self-giving, understanding, faithful…. On the other hand, when people tell me they know Christ but remain ungracious, hateful, unforgiving, … Continue reading

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What did the Cross change?

Jesus didn’t come to change God’s mind about us; He came to change our mind about God. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled (Col.1:21 NKJV) See also: … Continue reading

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The Father’s Song

For Father’s Day I want to play a spontaneous song by Upper Room that’s more like a meditation, or more accurately, an encounter with our heavenly Father’s love. It’s not a song you sing to, it’s a song you open … Continue reading

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