the Jesus imperative

For today's post I'm simply going to share a series of thoughts from "Day Eight" of Reaching Toward Easter. This chapter hit me right between the eyes - in a good way - this morning. And - acquire your own copy of the book or not - I'd like to share it with you. It's that …

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what is truth?

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set …

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life and light – sunflowers and grandchildren

In [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. - John 1 - (all images in today's post by Naomi Campbell - captions below) OMG! That's Oh. My. Goodness. I feel a huge "Grandaddy Letters" post coming on today! Seriously, friends, …

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Same sex unions and the church. Are we even asking the right questions?

Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven." (Matthew 22:29-31) Please understand that this post is not an attempt …

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light and life: the only story that counts (luminous children of God)

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5) A few days ago I promised a full accounting of our problems with the movers, intending to detail what I termed, "unnecessary stresses that I will document in this space only after …

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Choose Life!!!

No matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20) ust a few, brief, thoughts for today. First, Rebekah and I are celebrating the 33rd anniversary of our wedding. How cool is that! We …

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