Sharing the Good News Story – and how atheists are often fundamentalists too

But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is …

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Grace is the Word (includes video-blog alternative)

As we come to realize that it is not we who live, but Christ who lives in us, that he is our true self, we can slowly let our compulsions melt away and begin to experience the freedom of the children of God.Henri Nouwen (Skip to the end and watch the video if you don't …

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fight the fight, continue the race, keep the faith

When someone's life comes to an end, young or not so young, there is always an invitation for deep reflection. Death is poignant, and at the same time full with assurance and promise because of the faithfulness of God's love, and what that faithfulness sparks in us. It's interesting how things work in harmony, separate …

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“Come to the Banquet” – grace invites where law restricts

[Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[ is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever …

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We Belong to the Day!

The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. - Romans 13:12-13 If you're keeping up with my weekly …

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Weekend Update: law, grace, birthdays, and reciprocating saws

Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. - Romans 6:14 WEEKEND UPDATE: I'd write about this morning's discussion from Romans Six, but once I got started it would be hard to keep my post a reasonable length. …

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“The peace that ties us together”

Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together. You are …

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