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The gay fig tree

There is a popular argument against criticizing certain choices that were condemned in previous generations. The basic premise asserted is God made me this way. The premise seeks to force critics into the position of claiming God has made a … Continue reading

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Simeon, Ananias, and Mma Grace Makutsi

Recently Melanie and I discovered a delightful TV series that we missed when it came out ten years ago. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is based on the series by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. He was born in … Continue reading

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John’s father

I have been working on a book of Gospel commentaries. I’m expanding on material I wrote for the daily devotional The Journey. The project has me slowly rereading and thinking more deeply about the texts. I am looking at the … Continue reading

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Job

Looking back, it seems to me now that, before it happened, God was preparing me for the stroke that would change my life. I remember one day I was called to pray with a young mother who came to the … Continue reading

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Turning down prayer requests

From my old church blog: On certain occasions Jesus turned down prayer requests. One of those occasions happened when he visited the home of Martha and Mary. Mary was sitting down listening to the Lord talk. Martha was trying to … Continue reading

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Whoever you are

A warning up top. I’m going to indulge some obscure, trivial, warm memories that I’ve had for 50 years before I get to my point. My first radio deejay job was at a small “Top 40” station in my hometown. … Continue reading

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Discipline

Another nugget from my old church blog. Reading the thoughts of saints who have gone before us often confirms to me that there‚Äôs nothing new or strange about any particular hindrance I am facing. For example, have you ever struggled … Continue reading

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