Tag Archives: Jesus

The Blessed Irony of Good Friday

A gruesome irony: God became a carpenter who worked with wood and nails, and was then nailed to two pieces of wood. Yet he knew this gruesome irony before time began and submitted to it just the same. And being found … Continue reading

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Fresh Bread Is a Love Language

As Bill Giovannetti pointed out in his recent seminar “How to Write Like Ruth” at the West Coast Christian Writers conference, the Book of Ruth is a love story. It’s not about Ruth and Boaz, Bill said. It’s about the … Continue reading

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Why Does Shoe Shopping Make Us So Happy?

I saw a gallery of old photos that included this happy boy: Shoe Happiness Look down at his feet and you see why he has that joyous smile on his face as he clutches his new shoes to his chest. … Continue reading

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Thirsty Enemies Needing a Drink of Water

People on the Internet can appear to be the enemy of all you stand for. What does the Bible say about enemies, whether online or otherwise? If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, … Continue reading

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Living the Christian Life Is Not About You

What it takes to live the Christian life:

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Jesus Perplexes Me, and Someone’s Got Some Explaining to Do

Some stories about Jesus perplex me, like this one where Jesus asks a question that in a sense makes no sense. Luke tells of a healing, and an impressive one at that. Jesus healed ten people at once, transforming them … Continue reading

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Racism, Sexism, and Getting Called a Sissy

I write a lot about egalitarianism and how right doctrine builds up women and men in the family of God, and I expect to take it on the chin once in a while when someone who ascribes to male superiority … Continue reading

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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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