Category Archives: Christian living

The Puzzling Preferences of Jesus as King

What Jesus called truth, considered good, and described as beautiful (glorious) wasn’t palatable to the masses or manageable by the powerful. It wasn’t Jewish enough, Roman enough, religious enough, conservative enough, or liberal enough, but it was always political. I … Continue reading

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A New Years Prayer by Howard Thurman

“Grant that I may pass throughthe coming year with a faithful heart.There will be much to test me andmake weak my strength before the year ends.In my confusion I shall often say the word that is not true and do … Continue reading

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Advent Hope for Friday

I often think it is my workto find You, and in the tangle of my life I stumbleinto brambles of doubt and pits of uncertaintiesand wonder where You are hiding, and then Iremember: You seek and I am found. ~ … Continue reading

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A Parable of American Evangelicalism

The crowd waits in anticipation. The crowd awaits their leader, the long-awaited victor. They open up the gates of their hearts to welcome their savior. They shout, “Save us! Deliver us from oppression! Save us, oh chosen one of God!” … Continue reading

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Voluntary Ignorance

I’ve been thinking about John Wesley and how he is remembered as a faithful and “successful” evangelist of the 18th Century. In 1731 he began to limit his expenses so that he would have more money to give to the … Continue reading

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