Monthly Archives: April 2011

Suffering’s Empty Promise

Taking a couple of weeks off 2 Corinthians to study Romans 5.  Here’s a piece of what I’m studying this week and a quick thought beneath it: “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God … Continue reading

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Were You There?

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” Where does your mind’s eye travel when we sing this great spiritual? Is your heart captured by one moment of the Good Friday story: Judas’ betrayal, Peter’s denial, the thieves, the darkness? … Continue reading

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Seven Words of Love

Great hymn texts, whether written by Isaac Watts in the 18th century or by Keith and Kristyn Getty in the 21st, share many things in common, among them their wonderful use of language and their ability to be used to … Continue reading

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To Fulfill The Law and Prophets

As I study God’s word and prepare sermons, I pray (not as often as I might, but increasingly more over the years as life in ministry constantly reminds me of my powerlessness to change neither my nor someone else’s hearts) … Continue reading

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Dancing bunnies and bullets

“We behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you…For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you…was not Yes and No, … Continue reading

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