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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…

Life’s Challenges

God & transgender—Part 5

God gave us a gender (male or female); sin broke our bodies (including our sense of gender); Jesus’ body was broken to give us…

Life’s Challenges

God & transgender—Part 4

I came across a sobering statistic from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It reported that 42 percent of transgender teens have attempted suicide. 42…

Life’s Challenges

God & transgender—Part 3

Do you think Jesus experienced the same temptation that many transgender people face? Jesus is God—all-powerful, eternal, present everywhere—but two thousand years ago, when…

Life’s Challenges

God & transgender—Part 2

If God created us “male and female” and declared that our genders are “very good” (Genesis 1:27,31), why do so many people—even God-fearing, Spirit-filled…

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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…

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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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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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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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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…

Life’s Challenges

Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

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God’s grace is universal

One of the sad characteristics of life on this planet in the 21st century is that we have all gotten more tribal. Under stress,…