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The question is not whether God is saying something in the midst of this pandemic. God is always saying something. In the Old Testament, there was no word from God…

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We must understand our Christian identity in Christ before we will be actively involved in God’s work. Our basic problem is not a doing problem–our basic problem is a being…

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Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, on March 27 Pope Francis gave a meditation on Mark 4 and the calming of the storm. His message: let us give our…

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We often start the year off with good intentions, but our follow-through stinks. So it’s the dawn of another New Year, a time when many of us plot to do…

In October, over a 20-day period, I read through about 1,500 years of history – 388 pages of print that was far too small, and without any pictures!  I read…

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“Live your lives here in reverent fear.” (1 Pet. 1:17) “You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house….” (1 Pet. 2:5) “Live such good lives among…

  Most of us don’t set out to be liars; we don’t wake up and ask, “How am I going to lie today?” We are much more subtle and nuanced….

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  The tension seems ever-present. What is a correct understanding of the place of grace and law in the life of a Christian? Further, what is an appropriate contrast? Law…

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