Category Archives: Christian living

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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Words that Become Flesh and Dwells Among Others

I think Christians need to remember this important truth: we do not have to agree with others to love them and treat them with gracious hospitality and kindness. When you forget or doubt that, read the gospels and look at … Continue reading

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I Have Been the Nine

In Luke 17:11-19 Jesus healed ten lepers–people suffering from an unexplainable and very serious skin disease. A leper was marginalized and ostracized from society. Once diagnosed with this terrible disease, he or she was forced to leave their entire life … Continue reading

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A Psalm for Today

I hear it in the news, from the Internet, in the neighborhoods, and in the city streets. I try to cover my ears, but the groaning is all around us. The pain. The cries. The violence. The sighs. The sickness. … Continue reading

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“Foreigners like these”

He was only 31 years old. For those of us who are U.S. citizens by birth, he was just like our grandparents in the 18th century. He was a “foreigner.” He was an immigrant from Guatemala. And he was homeless … Continue reading

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Good News in a Bad News Oriented Kind of World, Part 3

Author Steven James is a great story teller. He wrote a book called Story: Recapture the Mystery. Tucked away in this little book is a poem that I feel cleverly captures one of the greatest reasons as to why this … Continue reading

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