Tag Archives: Love and Grace

Everything is Grace

Our whole life—our living and dying—are done in the grace of God. From the beginning, God choose us and created us to live in communion with him and others. Now, that we are included in the people of God our task is to live it out inviting others on the journey with us. We shouldn’t …

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Devotion as a Way of Life

Devotion is not just about prayer, quiet time, and reading the bible. Devotion is also, about how we live our lives. We show real devotion by doing “everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17) Whatever we do—our job, hobbies, how we interact with friends, …

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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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I Am (not) A Christian

Confession: I don’t know if I am Christian anymore. The word Christian has gotten such a bad rep that it is hard if not impossible for a thinking, feeling, and compassionate human beings to call one by that label. This word Christian I fear has lost all its meaning. No longer do Christians want to …

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In Heaven

A common refrain: If you die tonight, will you be in heaven tomorrow? My honest answer is I don’t know. I don’t know if I were to die right now that I would be in Heaven in the next moment. I don’t know. I am not so full of myself to say that I am …

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The Love and Grace of God

Over the next several weeks, I will be 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 if …

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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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The Joy of Grace

I’ve talked about the meaning of grace and the wonder it induces, now I would like to talk about the joy of grace. Jesus died so that we might live through him to the glory of Our Father in Heaven. This is how God loved the world: he gave his only son, so that everyone …

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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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The Wonder of Grace

The love of God is not some theological construct that helps one sleep at night. Not a security blanket that helps one get out of bed and face the world. It is not wishful thinking or fantasy.  It’s the ultimate reality at the nub of the universe. It’s the heart of everything. At the center …

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