Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Race, Gender, 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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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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Forgiveness For Unconfessed Sin – a forever gift for God’s people

Forgiveness for sin is an ancient concept, dating back thousands of years. The Israelites found that God was not only willing to forgive them but that he would be generous in doing so. All they had to do was acknowledge … Continue reading

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Beth Moore’s Letter Draws Fire From a Man Writing Without Substance

Jesus said that those who abide in him will bear good fruit. (John 15.) I sometimes consider that when I see how two people address the same point. It came up the other day with Beth Moore and Seth Dunn. … Continue reading

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