Tag Archives: MInistry of Reconciliation

Concern for the Small Fry – what Paul’s letter to Philemon is really about

Philemon is not about Philemon Philemon led a house church in Colossae. He was also a slave-owner. Paul wrote his letter to Philemon regarding a runaway slave, Onesimus, who had made his way to Paul’s prison cell where he became … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Color of Your Skin

[Archived post, updated.] It has been more than 50 years since the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his speech with the famous repeating line “I Have a Dream.” I was only three years old in … Continue reading

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Remorse, Repentance and Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God … Continue reading

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Making Peace With Your Mistakes

Stumbling comes easy to me. When I was young, if I fell to the ground all I wanted was for no one to have noticed. I wanted to get up quickly and act like it never happened. “Nothing to see … Continue reading

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The Tree That Grew On Opposite Shores – another Biblical oddity

One of last week’s posts included this verse: On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. (Revelation 22:2.) I couldn’t help but wonder: how does that work? … Continue reading

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