The watertight person

Dick Lucas, the longtime pastor of one of England’s oldest churches, St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, has said, “The Bible does not give us a watertight argument it gives us a watertight person against whom there is no argument.” That is so good and helpful to remember. Often, when we speak with our friends, loved ones, or […]

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The One another commands (more needed than ever)

Today, we humans are rapidly losing our ability to lovingly and constructively relate with one another, and it is damaging us more deeply than we realize. We should change this. The New Testament gives us more than fifty “one another” commands, and if we actually practiced them, the entire ethos of our national, political, and […]

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I Don’t Care…Now I Care

Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd: “Shut up! Don’t bother the teacher.” Jesus: “Bring him to me.” The crowd: “Great news, Bartimaeus! Jesus is asking for you.” Have you ever laughed at this moment from Mark 10:46-49? Have you ever chuckled or scoffed with just a twinge of self-righteousness […]

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Pardon written in the wounds of Jesus

Your have been pardoned, and your proof is written in the wounds of Jesus. I know it is Christmas time and we are supposed to be thinking about the birth of Jesus, but this past week, I have been gripped with a thought concerning His death. His death decreed our pardon, our forgiveness, and our […]

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A moral obligation to be intelligent

“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing…” (Luke 23:34) In his book Strength to Love Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us that it was not merely sin that nailed Jesus to the cross; it was also ignorance. “The men who cried, ‘Crucify him,’ were not bad men but rather […]

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