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Sin is a sickness that Jesus can cure

The Christian church should be the most offensive and most beautiful place in our culture. In reply to the Pharisees who were offended that…

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Why Paul loved grace (and we do too)

The apostle Paul was the poster child for grace. If the internet would have been invented two thousand years earlier, he immediately would have…

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Trash talk?

I was bullied as a kid. He would stalk me after school and trash-talk: “I’m gonna punch you in the face!” I was too…

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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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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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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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Who does that?

“Who does that?” That question can be a wonderful compliment, like when you hear a story of someone donating their kidney to a total…

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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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None.

When I was studying New Testament Greek at Bible college, I can’t say that I always loved it. Conjugating verbs and translating obscure words…

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Spring = new life

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine on us—so that your ways may be known on…

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Easter earthquake

Some of the worst earthquakes in our world’s history have killed 200,000-300,000 people in each incident. The Bible says there was an earthquake when…

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It’s just a thing

Do you know what happened to the first light bulb ever invented? After hundreds of hours of working by Thomas Edison, his errand boy…