Category Archives: Christian living

Hope, Gracious Hospitality, Friendship & Love.

I need you to see something: Do you see it? How about here: Do you see now? How about here: It looks like hope, doesn’t it? It looks a lot like hospitality, welcoming and embracing the stranger with the welcoming embrace of Christ. If you look … Continue reading

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Christ, Christianity, Donald Trump and Me

This morning in my devotional reading I was reminded of the truth-telling ministry of John the Baptist. He didn’t hesitate to enter into ethical debates, whether it was calling his hearers to humble generosity or religious leaders to repentance. What … Continue reading

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Advent Peace: Will We Choose the Path of Peace

Luke begins his gospel with a priest named Zechariah, and his wife, named Elizabeth. They are a devoutly religious couple going about their everyday life. Childless in a culture that mocks such a thing, they are well past childbearing age. Today … Continue reading

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Jesus is my King, Not my Concierge

The apostle Paul once said that God is like Jesus–the fullness of God is seen and known in the person of Jesus. Christians believe that Jesus’ life models “the faith” we proclaim because he is Lord. So if I want to know what … Continue reading

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Embracing Peter

Peter has held out his hand to God’s people a few times before just to have them push it away. At least that is what it felt like when the last two churches asked Peter and his friends to leave … Continue reading

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A Holy Adventure: A Brief Reflection for 2015

As I consider the new year, asking what kind of person I want to become seems boring, mundane and a bit self-centered. But asking what kind of future God wants me to join Him in creating stirs my heart. This … Continue reading

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A Teaching That Doesn’t Sit Well Among American Christians

Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind … Continue reading

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