Tag Archives: Love

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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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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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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On Rick Warren’s Loss

I am not a fan of Rick Warren. His book is not on my favorite list. I still got my copy somewhere. It’s not one I would recommend. Yet, with all that said I was saddened to hear of his loss. A note sent out said: The 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren has taken …

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Risky Faith

We are sinners in the hand of a loving God. As such, we need not worry or fear; we can live life to the full. Risk is involved in our relationship with God and the abundant life that God can only gives us, wants to lavish on us, and intends that we express and extend …

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The Word of Triumph

John 19:30—Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. This statement, ‘The Word of Triumph’ is theologically interpreted as the announcement of the end of the earthly life of Jesus, in anticipation for the resurrection. The will of God: that Jesus should incarnate and be exposed to …

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The Word of Relationship

John 19:26-27: Jesus said, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” This saying is traditionally called ‘The Word of Relationship’, in it Jesus entrusts the care of his mother to the “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This shows us how much Jesus cared for the people around him and …

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Cross Roads A Review

Usually, I highlight a work of nonfiction meant to guide us in our relationship with God, This month I would like to offer a novel to do the same. In a story, more can be said about life and faith than in nonfiction. We see what happens when we face both good and bad things. …

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The Importance of Desire

When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us, what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces a sense of astonished gratitude, which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. God is taking the world somewhere. He’s got …

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A Valentine’s Day Message (2013)

It’s Valentine’s Day! This year it falls after Ash Wednesday, now I don’t want to read too much into this, but with Valentine’s Day as part of the Lent season and leading a study of Song of Songs at church, I am thinking maybe God is saying something. I could be reading way too much …

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