Tag Archives: gospel

Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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What ever happened to sin?

“The word ‘sin,’ which seems to have disappeared, was a proud word. It was once a strong word, an ominous and serious word. It described a central point in every civilized human being’s life plan and life style. But the … Continue reading

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The gospel is good news

With the country split in half and everyone getting meaner, what an opportunity for grace turned outward! We are offering the antithesis to everything brewing in society. Wherever you are, from the mail room to the executive offices — from … Continue reading

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Gospel train

People get ready, there’s a train a-comin’ Pickin’ up passengers coast to coast.           – Curtis Mayfield Jesus has a plan to change the world. On the surface it looks rather ludicrous, but in reality it’s … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Loves You’ (but I think you suck)

There is a bar in my town that in pre-COVID days was a celebrated biker hangout every Sunday afternoon. There was always a live band playing and rows of gleaming Harleys on either side of the street, with people inspecting … Continue reading

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The truth about Jesus never gets old

It hasn’t been since the 1960s that there was so much division and political and social unrest in America, prompting some to speculate that other parallels might exist between then and now. For instance, it was out of the 60s … 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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Craters of the Moon National Monument

“Visit the moon without leaving Idaho,” reads the cover of one of the brochures for Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, a place Chandler and I visited on our recent trip. It’s a fascinating place with over 53,000 … Continue reading

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