Tag Archives: the gospel

Football, forgiveness and a fallacy

As Christians and evangelical Christianity get more and more mention in the press, we need to be smarter about testing what is properly represented, misrepresented, or what might have been compromised in the process. For instance, I read a newspaper … Continue reading

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The rest of the gospel

For most of the twentieth century, Christians have been preaching half a gospel. Not that anything we’ve been saying is wrong, it’s more about what we’ve been leaving out. To be sure, we’ve started with the fall — with human … Continue reading

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Intimate, personal grace

Thank you to all of you who commented about the importance of John 3:17 in your own life. Just to be sure, I want to make clear I wasn’t really advocating plastering John 3:17 signs all over the neighborhood. I … Continue reading

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JOHN 3:17

I’ve been thinking about starting a JOHN 3:17 campaign. You’ve undoubtedly seen the self-styled JOHN 3:16 campaign — evangelicals’ most shopped-around logo. Go in your mind’s eye right now and see if you can spot that weird guy with the … Continue reading

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God so loved you and me

I didn’t get my wife’s reaction to yesterday’s Catch where I talked about John 3:16 and gave everyone a link to St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir (London) of men and boy’s voices singing John Stainer’s musical rendition of the words of … Continue reading

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God loves the world

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that … Continue reading

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‘I’m worried about you’

I’ve had a lot of great moments speaking in my career to audiences totaling well into the hundreds of thousands of people, but at no time have I felt more like I was the right person at the right time … Continue reading

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The gospel according to George Beverly Shea

My friend, Arnold, who passed away Saturday night, two days after his 82nd birthday, loved listening to George Beverly Shea sing hymns and gospel songs. He had an Alexa player by his bed, and at least once a day, his … Continue reading

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