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The Beauty of the Greatest Commandments as Our Great Commission

I’ve been thinking about how the Christian life has been anchored in what Christians (mostly preachers and scholars) have branded as the “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:16ff), despite the fact the Scriptures never explicitly or implicitly refer to it in that … Continue reading

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Tommy

On this day a couple of years ago I lost a friend I dearly loved–my family loved. He was dear to many of us. When he died something changed in me, something I have yet to fully understand, largely due to … Continue reading

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Holy Week, Friday – The Cross Speaks What is True

In the Cross, God speaks what is true for those who believe. As the Word Incarnate died upon it the Cross becomes His voice. In the Cross, God offers this message of truth in both a promise and summons. The … Continue reading

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Tears Have a Way of Washing the Blindness from Our Eyes

Oscar A. Romero once said: “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the … Continue reading

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Label Makers and the Lord as Maker

Liberal. Conservative. Progressive. Republican. Democrat. Libertarian. Etc. Etc. Etc. I’ve been called all these and more. I’ve even thrown some at others. I bet you have too.  After years of label making and label taking I agree with Danish philosopher, … Continue reading

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An Atheist, Pastors, and the Presence of God’s Spirit Between Us

This is the gist of a post I offered on Facebook last week. I found out some details from my encounter with this wonderful woman so I felt was worth deepening the conversation. This the 1st in a 2-part series.  … Continue reading

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Childlike Faith

The longer we live the more we witness suffering, violence, injustice and all other sorts of problems prevalent in a world formed by systems of anxiety, exclusivism, coercion, and fears of scarcity. Others tell us that this is the way … Continue reading

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