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Bible 101

Never thirsty again

The thirstiest I’ve ever been was during my freshman year football practices. Our coaches would run us hard, and then the most glorious words…

Life’s Challenges

Can God love me?

Did you ever hear about the day John Lennon, one of the Beatles, wrote a desperate note to a televangelist? In 1972 Lennon reached…

Who is God?

The prodigal God (Lesson 3)

No sin is too big or done too often. No sin is too damaging to destroy God the Father’s love for you. What sin…

Life’s Challenges

Temporary shame

While shame is a good thing (Jeremiah 6:15), God doesn’t want it to last too long. Just ask Eve. A few summers ago, I…

Bible 101

3 essential verses if you feel ashamed

If you frequently feel shame, that humiliation over your sins that makes you feel like you don’t belong and that you need to hide,…

Depression & Anxiety

Better than a second chance

In the past, it was easy for me to feed into my fears about entering the public ministry, especially since serving God’s people was…

Living My Faith

Shame is an essential worker

This might seem odd to say, but shame is an essential worker in the kingdom of God. If the sinful actions that came from…

Friends & Family

What are you ashamed of?

Is there anything that you are ashamed of? Apparently, my oldest daughter could answer that question emphatically. I was parked with our family minivan…

Who is God?

What’s gone is gone

Once while snorkeling, I adjusted my mask and knocked out an earring. It spiraled down to the ocean floor, where it was quickly covered…

Social Issues

Jesus was pro (every) life

Have you ever considered how shockingly pro (every) life our Savior was? Think back two thousand years about whom and how and how much…

Bible 101

Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

Who is God?

Can I have your attention?

Before smartphones and Facebook, humans could focus on something for at least 15 seconds before our minds began to wander.  Today, researchers say that…