Category Archives: the gospel

‘If I perish, I perish’

In the story of Esther, King Xerxes decides to honor one of his officials, Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, “elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles” (Esther 3:1). So … Continue reading

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One body

We are one. One body. The church around the world is one body. Each person belongs to the whole. Everyone who believes is a part of everyone who believes. There can be no separation or there is no life. It’s … Continue reading

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More than a bumper sticker faith

We need to have some new answers. If someone asks if you are a Christian today, your answer is going to depend a lot on what that person thinks a Christian is. Based on that, you might want to say … Continue reading

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‘Come and see’

Evangelism and discipleship are two big words for what Christians do for those who are Christians and those who are not. Traditionally, we “evangelize” those who are not Christians and “disciple” those who are. And there are countless strategies that … Continue reading

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All together now

Can you find the Christians in this picture? No? Good. As far as I can tell, this is a picture of a bunch of sheep and goats together in a big herd. And when you see them all together like … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Me

We’ve got so many of these titles — the Gospel According to Peanuts, The Simpsons, Biff, Mary Magdalene, and of course, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But of all of them, aside from the actual Gospels in the scriptures, the … Continue reading

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