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God exalts the humble

Around 2014, I met a man who had committed a felony against a minor. When the man was released from jail, he wondered if…

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Look at me

If I knew that one hundred abusive people showed up at our church on a Sunday, I would say, “I’m happy you’re here. This…

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Look at you

Depending on how you grew up, how your dad treated your mom, how your mom spoke to your dad, or how the adults in…

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Abusers at church?

There’s a man in prison who watches Time of Grace and writes me grateful, encouraging, and faith-filled letters. One day, however, I came across…

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A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

Living My Faith

Ambition in the church

These are hard days to be in authority in the church. We live in an age of severe antiauthoritarianism. It seems as if nobody…

Living My Faith

The spiritual-but-not-religious experiment

Do you know someone who is “spiritual but not religious”? After witnessing a thousand sex and/or stealing scandals and overhearing a million petty fights…

Social Issues

Confronting manipulators

This week on Time of Grace, Pastor Mike cleared up a common misconception. When Jesus said, “Where two or three gather in my name,…

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Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…

Bible 101

When church hurts

Church at its best is magnificent: the Word is taught in its truth and purity, ideas about worship and ministry are freely exchanged, leaders…