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Grace riddle

Riddle: Once you get it, you have to give it; and if you can’t give it, you never got it. What is it?

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Changing the world

How do you change the world? By being different. By having a different reaction than the one that’s expected. By being what the world needs.

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Through our own two eyes

Rain can ruin your weekend Or rain can spare your life; Depending on who you are and what your thirst is like.                       – Mark Heard, from the song, “Some … Continue reading

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How to tell people what God is like

“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.” Exodus 34:6,7 How does God describe Himself to us? How does He wish … Continue reading

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In spite of the cold

It’s 46 degrees outside right now. Here in southern California, you have to realize, anything under 50 is arctic. We are having a cold, wet winter. Actually, I should say we are having a winter. That’s rare. On my calendar, … Continue reading

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Character, not conduct

For far too long, Christianity has been defined by behavior. We love keeping spirituality on the basis of what we do and don’t do, because then we are in control of it. We can demand certain codes of conduct for … Continue reading

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Who owns Christmas?

I tried to make it — I really did. But Candlemas (February 2) is nine days away and our Christmas tree is beyond dead. (Some of you might remember that Christmas was last month.) For those of you who are … Continue reading

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Putting Christ back in Christianity

Bob, our good friend and frequent commentator from Seattle, raised some very excellent questions about the Jesus Movement, circa 1968-72, after yesterday’s Catch. The following two sentences capture the essence of his speculations. “Did we ever concern ourselves with looking … Continue reading

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