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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
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
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
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
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?”
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
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
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
“God would never forgive someone like me….I’m too far gone.” Oh, really? What makes you so special? When we understand the gospel we realize that this statement is probably the most absurd thing a person could ever say.