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God-like Anger

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions (Galatians 5:19-20)… Anger is everywhere: We watch it on television, read it in the news, … Continue reading

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Debates, Factions and the Gospel

John 7:43 (NIV): Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. I am very interested in politics, and I enjoy political discussions. Sometimes good faith disagreements exist, but I do step on the occasional land mine. Political allegiances are rooted … Continue reading

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Our’s and God’s Suffering on Good Friday

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted (Isaiah 53:4). Good Friday is good, but it isn’t pretty, Jesus, who was innocent of any crime, was … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday and a Disappointing God

“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matt. 21:9). Jesus did something strange on Palm Sunday.  He rode a donkey into a city that kills prophets and executes trouble makers. … Continue reading

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Destructive Fear and Anger

“In this world you will have trouble…” John 16:33 These are emotions we experience when we witness a violent event. In far too many places in the world, violence is a constant threat and a daily occurrence. Yesterday, it was … Continue reading

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Can We Trust Politicians?

Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of … Continue reading

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Keyboard or Christ-Centered Courage?

Social media and the internet have given us a newfound courage: keyboard courage. It’s the kind of courage it takes to write a strongly worded social-media post that invites debate and incites emotion. We can say things through our tablets … Continue reading

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Online Arsony

The tongue has the power of life and death…Proverbs 18:21 Firefighters are describing conditions out west as a hectic situation on a scale they have not seen before. People are losing their lives, homes and businesses to forest fires. Our … Continue reading

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Does God Go to Church?

“My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” – Psalm 22:1, Matthew 27:46 Whenever people gather (in person or online) in Jesus’ name, God is present among them. But in the Bible God reveals his power and glory in … Continue reading

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Can We Trust Our Anger?

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…Ephesians 4:26 Anger is an overwhelming part of our cultural, political, and personal rhetoric. Should we be concerned, or is anger an appropriate response to injustices? God demonstrates the … Continue reading

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