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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When you are the villain in someone else’s story

When you and I consider the story of our lives, we probably do not self-identify as the villain. In thinking through our histories, most of us identify as the hero of our tale. And that’s good! We are indeed called to model the heroic attributes of sacrifice, courage, and overcoming love. And yet, every story […]

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Acting how you want to feel–fake or faith?

Don’t you hate interacting with people who present themselves as sincere but you can tell that they really aren’t? It’s kind of a bummer to relate with fake, phony people. Sometimes people act loving when they’re not, and it is both shallow and annoying. On the other hand, sometimes people act loving when they’re trying […]

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Goliath versus Bathsheba

So who would win in a fight, Goliath or Bathsheba? Actually a better question might be, which of them would pose the greatest threat to a king? King David would think the question is a no-brainer. He would say, “A giant on a battlefield is far less dangerous than a bathing woman on a rooftop—because […]

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