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Jesus once said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)….

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Why does racism exist?

A few years ago, I tried to explain racism to my kids. I defined racism as the belief that races are not distinct equals…

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His love is for the world

I’m so glad that Jesus wasn’t racist. The Novotny family tree reaches its branches back to modern Germany and the Czech Republic. Lots of…

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Capital punishment

The practice of capital punishment has a long and intense debate over it that has lasted for centuries. There are powerful arguments both for…

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How can I trust God with everything going on right now?

Are you someone who’s skeptical of God right now? Maybe you catch the news and wonder how he could allow all the messes we’re…

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The devil divides

Usually crisis brings people together. I remember speaking with a distant relative who fought in WWII. He said that during the war, the whole…

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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…

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Hope for America

We’re nearly halfway through the year 2020, and what a year it’s been! We’re still dealing with huge implications of a global pandemic that’s…

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George Floyd and Psalm 10

Our country continues to process the mind-breaking emotions of Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes. In response,…

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Topics or issues

We can spend lots of time going back and forth on hot button topics but avoid talking about the underlying issues that heat up…

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Honoring the slain

How would you describe Memorial Day? Somber? Contemplative? Celebratory? All three? Days like Memorial Day are important days where we take time to remember…

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Speak up for those who can’t

Life is full of inequalities, isn’t it? People have vastly different incomes; vastly different net worth; different levels of education, access to professional services,…