Christmas Always Includes Good Friday and Easter

Saturday Musings God’s ways are not ours. He delights in surprises. He seems to relish the unexpected. Christmas is filled with surprises, but perhaps the biggest one of all is the incarnation, God has taken on flesh. He has told us why and for almost 2000 years the world has fought against His plan. But … More Christmas Always Includes Good Friday and Easter

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Preaching the Gospel to Muslims without Compromise

Political correctness means that the title of this blog will produce cries of bigotry and arrogance from those who are outside the faith. “Why don’t you keep your religion to yourself and leave the muslims to their faith?” “You Christians think you have the market cornered on truth. You’re arrogant.” “You Christians only see non-Christians … More Preaching the Gospel to Muslims without Compromise

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Wearing Out Old Books and Relearning Old Truth

Thursday is for Discipleship My old copy of Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison disintegrated and my daughter graciously purchased another copy for me. As I reread what this brother endured for the cross, it affirms once again the conclusion that it is times of duress not peace, it is turmoil not calm, that produces … More Wearing Out Old Books and Relearning Old Truth

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Resurrection Day +1

Monday Discussion We live in the age of the resurrection. We have always lived in the age of the resurrection, but like the disciples who forgot that Jesus said he would rise from the dead, we too quickly forget that  the fact of … the knowledge about … the belief in … … the resurrection … More Resurrection Day +1

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That Christ and the Gospel, Not Elections, Would Be the Center of Our Joy

Revised and Re-posted It’s time to begin to think about mid-term elections and this came up on my random post generator. It’s a post I did after the election and not inappropriate to remember the whole year. Now would also be a good time to buy and read or buy and give or recommend my … More That Christ and the Gospel, Not Elections, Would Be the Center of Our Joy

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Wondering about Pain and Sorrow and Grace and Eternity

Weekend Musings on Grace In mid August of last year, I wrote of a friend who had just lost a son to Leukemia. As our family deals with the loss of my mother I thought I would repost from the archive this weekend. ————————- I have some friends going through the valley of the shadow of … More Wondering about Pain and Sorrow and Grace and Eternity

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Devastating Loss of a Child and Grace for Eternity and Now

[From the Archives of my old blog, August 19, 2008. This was originally written about a friend two years ago but it has particular relevance for an old friend in a new situation. I first reposted this when Glen Kehrein of Circle Urban in Chicago lost his adult son (Nathan). Glen himself has now gone … More Devastating Loss of a Child and Grace for Eternity and Now

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