Monthly Archives: December, 2011

A Chance To Love People

Christian’s should be known as the people that love everyone, love wastefully and radically. We should not just preach love, but love. Whenever someone no matter who they are come near us, they should leave knowing we love them that God love’s them. If we want people to adapt our religion, we should love them …

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Lighting The Candle of Christ

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The final candle, the one that sits in the center is the Christ candle. I would like to share my reflections on and what others have said about Jesus. My intention is that my words will not only help you …

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Lighting The Candle of Love

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The fourth candle is the candle of love. I would like to share my reflections on love. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, but live the season in …

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A Christmas Eve Message

It’s Christmas Eve! One more day then its Christmas Day and the day of exuberant celebration for Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior who came to bring the good news to all who would and will receive it. Here’s the Christmas Story from N.T. Wright’s The Kingdom New Testament: Today a savior has been born …

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My Favorite Christmas Movie

These days there seems to always be a Christmas movie on TV. Classics and new movies abound, you cannot help but stumble on some holiday show. One cable station has 25 days of Christmas and shows almost nothing but Christmas movies and specials. Another cable station shows ‘A Christmas Story’ 24 hours starting Christmas Eve …

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My Favorite Christmas Carol

Everywhere we go right now, we hear Christmas music. It plays in shopping malls as background noise. It’s piped in everywhere. It’s used to sell products and to spur us to go shopping. At times, I find myself singing along with it. I like Christmas music, or at least most of it. A few holiday …

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Lighting The Candle Of Joy

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The third candle is the candle of joy. I would like to share my reflections on joy. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, but live the season in …

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What Is A Christian?

This is a follow up to my recent post “Not Ashamed.” In that post, I was simply responding to the ways conservatives in general and the Republican Party in specific has twisted the gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When people wrongly use the gospel for their own political or personal agenda, I …

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Lighting The Candle Of Peace

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The second candle is the candle of peace. I would like to share my reflections of a few bible verses about peace. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the …

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A Year Of Reading

As we move through Advent and into a New Year, I would like to highlight a few of the books I recommended through my monthly articles in my church’s newsletter this past year and look forward to another awesome year of reading, sharing books, and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Here it goes …

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