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Humiliation at Christmas

They all condemned him as worthy of death. Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him. Mark 14:64-65 As we enter Advent, I’ve … Continue reading

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Jesus and Black Friday

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16 Many retailers will open their doors this Friday at midnight, … Continue reading

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Does God Ever Ignore Us?

How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me? (Psalm 13:1) Every Sunday in worship we pray for our homebound members, the sick and the hurting. During the week we ask God for … Continue reading

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Moses, the Burning Bush, and Choosing a Major

“Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10 The question of vocation seems to be a crisis at … Continue reading

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Can Christians Be Certain?

Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 One of my favorite quotes comes from a book titled The Workshop Way of Learning, which was written in 1951. Dr. … Continue reading

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Father Abraham and Sexual Exploitation

“He treated Abram well for her sake…” Genesis 12:16 The Old Testament is replete with sexual violence, which is not so different from The Game of Thrones or the news. Thankfully, organizations like the International Justice Mission are opening our … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Perfect? (Like Jesus Said.)

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Imagine how wonderful it would be if we all did this. I would never lose patience with my children. I would always listen deeply to my wife. I would … Continue reading

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