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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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Many Christians do not realize how central the resurrection is to the Christian faith and message. The Christian message is often summarized by the word “gospel”, literally, good news. Paul…

Arrested. Released. Arrested. Released. That’s pretty much the pattern Jesus’ followers experienced as they shared the message of Christ with the world around them during the first few months of…

Since the word Christian may be defined as meaning “like Christ,” one way of summarizing the challenge of the Christian life is to say we must “become like Christ.” If…

My son was working on an art project one day, and I walked over to look at his progress. “Hey, Buddy, don’t push down so hard with your pencil. Remember…

There is something refreshing about the month of January, specifically the date of Jan. 1. The New Year is like a built-in do-over that we get to enjoy annually. It’s…

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