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Less me, more Jesus

His conception and birth were swathed in drama and miracles. He burst onto the scene at age 30, just like his famous relative Jesus,…

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If there’s no Easter, there’s no Christianity

According to Christianity, Easter is everything. As the apostle Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is…

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Martha’s mistake

I think it’s time someone speaks up for Martha. For too long she’s been maligned in Sunday school lessons and sermons for being some…

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To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

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What’s judgment day going to be like?

It pleases God to keep the veil drawn on what the end of time and life in heaven will be like. Mostly. Even though…

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Spiderwebs are flimsy and weak

I don’t always get the picture language of the Bible. I’m not a farmer or a sailor or a soldier of ancient times. Often…

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Should you name your kid after a killer?

I normally wouldn’t recommend naming your kid after the woman who murdered a man while he was sleeping. But when I met one of…

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It’s great to be Jewish

Jewish people have suffered from anti-Semitism for thousands of years. Satan must have a bitter and permanent grudge against the nation that gave the…

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Why Ruth should be your favorite book of the Bible

I dare you to read Judges chapters 19-21. Go ahead; I’ll wait. . . . Did you read it? Tell me that isn’t the…

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Look for fullness

I’d like you to think about something I’m wrestling with. How do you see the Bible? Is it half empty, or is it full?…

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Seven things I learned from the Magi

On January 6, Christians celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord. The account of the Magi following the star to visit Jesus with gifts of…

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Hear it; live it

The Christian faith that has come to you and me is a massive inheritance, complex and rich. But that very volume and complexity can…