Should preaching be political, or should it point people to Jesus?

 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules?Colossians 2:20 - Rebekah and Derek Maul For me and Rebekah, one impact of COVID has been how often we visit restaurants. We have always had a modest eating out …

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leadership, “naïve realism”, and truth

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. - 1 Corinthians 13:12 Lack of empathy for others' perception turns out …

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“And all who touched him were healed” (the new baby, writing, politics, and Jesus)

They ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was. Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. - …

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the only way to deal with darkness is to turn on the light

In Jesus is life, and that life is the light of all humankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.- John 1:4-5 - preaching this weekend Happy Monday, friends! I have a few images from the weekend I think you'll enjoy. The first is more description than photo, as my adult education …

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Derek’s handy voting guide

For the Lord gives wisdom;    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright,    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just    and protects the way of his faithful ones.Proverbs 2:6-8 Attention, friends, for a very important message! I was going to wait and write this post …

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