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If things aren’t going well

If things aren’t going well in this season of your spiritual life, I want to grieve with you. And I want to quote God…

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The Word is Spirit

Sometimes I like to think about the connection between eternal treasure, the words of the Bible, and the work of the Spirit. In the…

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The Word is a sword

My friend Ben realized he had forgotten his Bible when we were a state and a half away from home on the way to…

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The Word is a seed

I told Ricardo, one of my soccer teammates, about a Bible app that people at my church loved. A year later he said, “Mike,…

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Seed, sword, Spirit, life

For those who are new to the Old and New Testaments, the Bible might seem like an encyclopedia, a dry and dusty text that…

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Your activity is not your identity

Years ago I tapped into my Bible nerdery and tried to count all the names that Christians are called in the New Testament. In…

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Temporary residents

While visiting Charleston recently, I heard the unique legend and mystery of former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s grave. Calhoun was buried in Washington…

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You shine!

In the rural hill country of Texas, miles away from city lights, many more stars appear in the night sky. It puts my constellation…

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The uniqueness of Jesus

Decades ago, at a European conference, scholars discussed the world’s religions, wondering if there was anything unique about the Christian faith. Was it prayer?…

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Rizzin indeed!

Not too long ago, one of my employees paid me a lovely compliment . . . I think. She told me I had “W…

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An opened mind

While reading a study book on the 23rd Psalm, I was dangerously close to sleepwalking through the entire book. The author’s study questions and…

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My truth? Maybe!

Have you heard phrases like “be true to yourself,” “live your truth,” or simply, “my truth”? They seem to be the most popular doctrine…