Author Archives: Tim

Bathsheba – conversations the morning after David’s summons to the palace

“You are not eating,” my husband said. “You are upset?” “Yes, but let’s not speak of it right now. I don’t want to spoil your appetite.” We sat at our table, the evening meal in front of us. I had … Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Carry A Concealed Weapon

[Updated from the archives, this post originally ran in December 2012.] *** [This post is not about defense of others, but merely my explanation of why I personally do not carry a firearm to protect myself despite the fact that … Continue reading

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On Not Missing My Father: a free e-book on the relief of a parent’s death

My father died after a lengthy period where I was the one responsible for his well-being. The short e-book ON NOT MISSING MY FATHER: The Relief of a Parent’s Death goes into our relationship–which was good–and the utter relief and release … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[We are in the midst of Advent, the time of expectation, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Advent, Wilderness Times, and God’s Comfort

Isaiah delivered God’s promise of his comforting presence, and now in Advent we anticipate celebrating the fulfillment of that promise in Jesus’ birth. May the Spirit who dwells within you lift you up whether this is a wilderness time or … Continue reading

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Suicide, Shame, and Deciding to Remain

[Today’s guest post by Charlyn Wright speaks of despair and redemption, suicide and family, movies and life.] The first movie that I remember seeing that broke my heart wide open was “The Shawshank Redemption.” Based on a Stephen King novel, … Continue reading

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The Negative Doctrine of Biblical Manhood

Getting doctrine right is important. Reading the Bible – knowing what it says and what it means when it says it – is a blessing given by God. Which means that when you see the Bible say something you should … Continue reading

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Who Is More Christian: Superman or Green Lantern?

They found Krypton! Well, the astrophysicist working with DC Comics has found a spot in the universe that fits the general parameters for Krypton’s location. It would be hard to prove, seeing as how Krypton blew up decades ago. You … Continue reading

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Sex Sells, Sex Provides

[From the archives.] *** The mother stood in my courtroom, arguing for custody; the father hadn’t bothered to show up. She had no lawyer but was well dressed, well groomed and well spoken. I’d read through her paperwork and didn’t … Continue reading

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Sex, Women and Jesus

[Today’s guest post is from Sheila Gregoire, a noted expert on sex in Christ.] If you look at the best-selling marriage books on Amazon, it’s amazing how many are Christian. Christians buy marriage books. Christians study marriage. Christians seem to … Continue reading

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