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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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A multiracial Messiah

The other day, I tried to track down all the Jesuses in my office. I gathered every painting, picture, icon, and action figure. Then…

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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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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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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,…

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God of the others

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born….

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Thinking the worst

Every year there are government elections of one sort or another, and they always leave me a little worn out. Between the ads, the…