Tales from the Great Adventure

a journal of living-like-we-mean-it, by Derek Maul

So, brothers and sisters, followers of The Way, children of the Living God – are we going to be just like everyone else? Or, are we going to follow Jesus when it comes to how we face evil, speak truth to power, and take the light of the Good News into every place we possibly can? 

Feature image (above): “Passing the peace at WFPC” But if we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from everything we’ve done wrong. – 1 John 1:9 This morning, with the echoes of hate and confusion still ringing in our ears, I’d like to encourage all …

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“Sin (hate) is crouching at your door; it desires to have you.” – God, Genesis 4 People have been asking me when I’m going to write about Charlottesville, and the troubling toehold white supremacist and other neofascist groups seem to have established in the landscape of contemporary American ideology. Well, I’ve been taking pause to observe, …

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 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. – John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. – John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, “God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.” – James 4:6 As a writer, one of the things I constantly try to guard against is the trite, the gratuitous, and the cliché – especially when talking about experiences that are serious, or heart-wrenching. …

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