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Love is the Witness

I made a confession. I cannot make a concession. I will never quit this. Love is the witness. Defend the displaced, With a bold embrace. Welcome the unwanted, With a grit undaunted. Plead for the poor, By giving what is … Continue reading

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Advent & Misguided Discernment

“Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient because of these things. Therefore, do not become their partners. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk … Continue reading

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Following Jesus & Labelled Lunatics

  Taking Jesus seriously as Lord may cause some christians to consider you a lunatic. Taking Jesus seriously as Liberator may cause some christians to consider you a liberal. Taking Jesus seriously as King may cause some christians to consider you … Continue reading

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When Timothy Is My Pastor

As a pastor I read Paul’s letters to Timothy often. Timothy was Paul’s protege of sorts. He was young and seems to have been a courageous man. According to christian tradition at the age of 80 Timothy was dragged through … Continue reading

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Two Stories of Almost Unimaginable Faith

In our good country christians enjoy safety and security. In others christians live every day with the possibility of death. They are pushed toward an allegiance to Christ as Lord that is unbreakable, resulting in a deep dependency and trust … Continue reading

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The Vulnerability of a Friendship of Love & Gracious Hospitality

Over the past three years I have lost three dear friends for three very different reasons. All were formerly homeless. All were thrust in to making difficult choices under difficult circumstances. All did the best with what they had. All … Continue reading

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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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