Tag Archives: hope

Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

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Is God to Blame?

Is God to blame when we suffer? Does God cause our Suffering? Did God give my mom the cancer that killed her? Those are hard questions. We need to ask them. More importantly we need to answer them. For ourselves and others. These are questions that plague our faith and life. The first two are …

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Love Grace Communion

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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We Belong To God

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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A Living Sacrifice

Our lives can be seen as both a signpost of the presence of God in the world and a doorway to gifting the world with our faith. The Christian life is not just about what we get from and through it, but what we can do, offer, and extend because of the power we receive …

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Resurrection Now and Later

Christianity is about something that happened; something that happened to and through Jesus; something that touches and transforms our life continually. Christian faith is centered on the cross. What led up to the cross, the event of the cross and repercussions of the cross throughout history is the story of Christian faith. The Christian faith …

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On The Passing Of Brennan Manning

I woke to the sad news: Brennan Manning died, Friday, April 12, 2013. The blogosphere and social networks have been abloom with kind words and remembrances. Brennan Manning showed me the amazing awesome love and grace of God found in Christ Jesus. Through his books, Manning taught me what the Christian life is all about. …

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Running To God

Three days ago, Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” God forgives us before we repent. Jesus on the cross prays forgiveness on those who nailed him to the cross. Who put him there? We did you and me. He cried …

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The Word of Distress

John 19:28: Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” This statement traditionally is called “The Word of Distress” and commonly compared and contrasted with the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan Woman at the Well in John 4. Jesus became dehydrated by the loss of blood and sweat. Having had nothing to eat or drink since the …

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A Personal Look At Psalm 23

Have you ever needed to know that things would be OK? You hoped even though you got bad news that God is with you that God is for you and nothing could go so wrong to remove you from God’s care and goodness. You feared that the worst was coming true, yet you still hoped …

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