Category Archives: gospel of welcome

Wake up to the world

It is a travesty when the people of God become the holy oil sprinkled on the status quo. – Os Guinness My fictional character, Ben Beamering from the novel we’ve been talking about lately, Saint Ben, never did what was … Continue reading

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Staying awake to the world

My father sat in on an L.A. studio session in 1970 during the recording of my second album, “Have You Seen Jesus My Lord?”. He was not there because he liked the music (he didn’t), he was there for me, … Continue reading

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Living among the walking dead

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised … Continue reading

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Celebrating a homecoming

Last night in our fascinating interview with Os Guinness about his new book, The Magna Carta of Humanity, he mentioned how President Biden talks about reclaiming the soul of America, and the former President spoke about Making America Great Again, … Continue reading

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Tears for fears

In April of 2007, I published an article about Francis Schaeffer in Christianity Today magazine. For our younger readers, Francis Schaeffer had a unique ministry to young intellectuals graduating from college in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Many of … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to You

We’ve got so many of these — the Gospel According to Peanuts, The Simpsons, Biff, Mary Magdalene, and of course, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But of all of them, the greatest of them for each one of us is … Continue reading

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The conspiracy of the cross

I want to keep Easter going. I want to stay focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I want to keep having the Lord’s Supper every night so we can remember Christ’s death until He comes back. I … Continue reading

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A Friendly Reminder

On a bench just inside our front door is a small basket with a piece of paper lying on it upon which Marti has written in her beautiful flowing cursive, “A Friendly Reminder.” It’s hard to believe that this basket, … Continue reading

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