Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Compassion more than all our doing

Jesus tell us that showing compassion trumps all our sacrifice. That’s an amazing statement when you think about it. It actually turns religion on its head, for religious ritual is all about sacrifice and self-denial. But Jesus’ way is the … Continue reading

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Justice or forgiveness?

There are two voices that speak to us. One speaks from earth and the other one speaks from heaven. One voice finds its source from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the other one from the … Continue reading

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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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Does religion actually poison everything?

Was the late antitheist polemicist, Christopher Hitchens, right when he said that religion poisons everything? In his 2007 book, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitchens posited that “organized religion is “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, … 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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Give me Jesus (?)

What do we mean when we sing, “Give me Jesus…you can have all this world, but give me Jesus”? I’ve been talking a lot lately about following Jesus, and asking the question, “Are we actually following Him?”

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What if we just forgave?

As I watch the current escalation of violence between the police and the protesters here in the U.S., I’m reminded again what our culture continually feeds on—blame-shifting and scapegoating (villainizing). We all want grace for ourselves but anyone who hurts us … Continue reading

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Our Father is not Molech

As Father’s Day approaches, here’s two tales describing very different fathers. But first, I want you to think about what constitutes being a good father. Also remember that parables never give the whole story. They’re simply meant to make a point that we … Continue reading

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The superiority of grace and truth over the Law

What was Jesus doing when He pardoned the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11)? After all, He said He wasn’t doing away with the Law, but the Law required a death sentence–no ifs, ands or buts. According to Lev.20:10, she “shall surely … Continue reading

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