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Weaving Ourselves into The Beloved

We, as followers of Christ, have a way of storying ourselves to others in order to describe who we are. We story ourselves in this way: We are broken, flawed, imperfect, on a journey. Even our cultural icons who are not following Christ story themselves this way as well. Angelina Jolie recently was quoted in an interview in the…

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Many are wondering how our governments should respond to the refugee crisis. After the Paris attacks there is a growing fear of the possibility of acts of terror in our cities. This has caused some to feel like we should enhance our security by closing our borders to the Syrian refugees. The following post contains the thoughts of…

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Our Beloved and His Story

I recently had the privilege of speaking at a conference. The attendees were overseas workers. This and the next posts will be the messages that I gave. INTRODUCTION Thank you for this honor of sharing God’s Word with you all. Over the next few days we are going to look at Paul’s Letter to the Colossians and…

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Power

Many of us have been deceived. Our cultures teach us that real power is instantly demonstrable. Our notion of power is shaped by quick military victories, by bombs exploding, by sports teams winning in two hours, by business people getting things done no matter how many people they use up as they advance themselves. Then…

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Touching the Unclean

Even though Paul referred to Christ’s followers as saints, at least in western cultures we shy away from using the word.  It is only used by those in high church traditions for those historic figures whom the Church deemed worthy of special recognition. Yet, Paul uses the term for every follower of Christ. Now, please do not…

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