The only answer is to “Be devoted to one another in love”

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-16 I have been thinking …

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Roe v Wade: not “what to” think but “how to”

My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, “Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a …

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are you angry… or absorbed into God’s wide-as-the-ocean love?

I may be naïve, but I find myself honestly amazed - "nonplussed" may be an even better word - at how readily so many people fail to appreciate the day to day blessings of the life we enjoy. Instead of humble gratitude and a consequent generosity of spirit, we seem to have become a nation where the most important question is,"What are you angry abou

Fist-fights at the altar! Jesus always lands on the side of grace and peace (irenic versus polemic)

Jesus - "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." (John 13:35) This week's focus in my Adult-ed discipleship class is The Heidelberg Catechism of 1563 - it's one of the key documents in the Presbyterian Church's Book of Confessions, and one of my favorites. (To place this in …

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more about love vs doctrine

Today would have been the perfect opportunity to start that "video-blog" thing I've been thinking about. I was asked to speak at our Tuesday morning "Sonrisers" (90% guys) breakfast and a two-minute clip would've been a nice addition to today's post. The leaders asked me there to talk about last week's "On this polarizing need …

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