Tag Archives: Reconciliation

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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Why sheep hear His voice

Why did Jesus say that His sheep will hear His voice and follow Him? What is it about being sheep that makes us hear His voice?  I’ve already talked about this here, but I want to bring up another important … Continue reading

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What a Glorious Day!

This is from a post I wrote back in 2016 because I thought it would be good followup to my last post. We’ve been been looking at how we see the atonement and what that view says about God. It was … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Reboot

In the Doctor Who episode, “The Big Bang,” the doctor (who is a Time Lord) reboots the Universe by allowing the Pandorica’s restoration field and the preserved pre-explosion Universe atoms to shine across all of space and time, thus undoing … Continue reading

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The Cross: God’s restorative justice on display

I mentioned last time that when we look through the lenses of love, we see God’s justice as redemptive and restorative, rather than punitive and retributive. This is not well understood in our Western view of the atonement, but we … Continue reading

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The beauty of God’s Rose among our thorns

I thought I would try my hand at writing some contrasting rhymes that sum up my thoughts about what the cross means to me. As you read it, some of your assumptions may be challenged about the atonement, but my hope is that … Continue reading

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Dealing with our distortions of God

The greatest, long-standing challenge for God from Adam’s Fall in restoring us to Him is not sin. That was decisively dealt a final blow on the Cross of Calvary. No, His greatest challenge throughout all history from Adam until now has been our distorted view of Him. Because when … Continue reading

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