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Where is Nelson Mandela when we need him?

In our interview with Os Guinness this week, he spoke of his admiration for America even though he is not himself an American, because of the revolution of 1776 and the great experiment of democracy which formed a vision for … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism broken down

EVANGEL: the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ for you and for the sake of the world. ICALISM: other stuff; might be good, might be bad, but it’s not the evangel. I received the quote above from a … Continue reading

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A better way to His heart

“If you meet that poor wretch that thrust his spear into my side, tell him there is another way — a better way — to get at my heart. If he will repent, and look upon the one he has … Continue reading

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Empathetic teacher

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke … Continue reading

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Making God sad?

Jesus loves me, this I know, “… and in the in-between time …” For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; They are weak but He is strong.   Jesus loves me—loves me still, Though I’m very … Continue reading

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Welcome home; all is forgiven

I have some really good news for everyone today It’s not just good news; it’s preposterously Good News. It’s an Old Testament statement of a New Testament reality. (You see, God’s been at this for a long time.) “I, the … Continue reading

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Forgive quickly

If you had been somehow able to view from outside the bathroom window, the conversation I once had with my wife, (why is it that all meaningful conversations in my house happen in the bathroom or the kitchen?) you would … Continue reading

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Nothing to regret

We have a sign in our kitchen that reads, among other short pieces of advice like “Forgive quickly” — “Never regret anything that made you smile.” I’m going to shorten that to just, “Never regret anything. Period.”

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