Monthly Archives: August 2018

Putting Jesus’ Commands in Context – Law or Love?

Toward the end of his life, John – who traveled with Jesus for years and became one of his closest companions – wrote a letter to some friends. One part has been often used out of context to place a … Continue reading

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Men Advance the Kingdom of God While Women Retreat?

I’m not sure when or where I first saw this but it was about fifteen years ago: Real Men Don’t Retreat. Real Men Advance! Looking closer, I saw it had to do with a men’s outing. That church was organizing … Continue reading

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Name Change for the Better – Courtrooms and Christ

One of the things I get to do in the courtroom is hear people’s requests for changing names. There was the little boy whose parents wanted to change his name to better reflect their faith and culture. Other people seek to honor … Continue reading

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A prayer for a cheap beer drinker

Falling down drunk Onto the couch this time Not the floor like last time … like last times Face down Head hung over the side Hung over like he’ll be Unless he has another can Off the couch To the … Continue reading

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The Weekend I Drove a Red Corvette – blowing the doors off the ordinary

I walked from the car rental counter out to the parking lot, looking for my car in the space with the same number as my paperwork. There it was. A beige Corolla. To its left was a slightly less beige … Continue reading

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The Scars of Christ and Mothers – manifesting the glory of God

[Today’s guest post from Jennifer Michelle Greenberg explores pregnancy scars, the labor of Christ, and the glory of God.] When I look down at my maternal body, I see a white line running from one side to the other. I … Continue reading

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The Needs of Poverty and the Responsibility Jesus Passed on to You

When Jesus told his friends “You will always have the poor among you” he was preaching a sermon straight from the words of Moses in one of his final messages to the Israelites. Moses assured God’s people that the new … Continue reading

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