Author Archives: Tim

Dropping Scripture Bombs on the Kitchen Table

[From the archives.] *** “God takes us into the depths so that we can reach the heights.” I thought that sounded pretty good. I patted the shoulder across the corner of the kitchen table with what I thought was a … Continue reading

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To my dear marriage counseling client…

Originally posted on geraldfordcounsel:
To my dear marriage counseling client… You seem to be intent on telling me several indicting things about your spouse (the person sitting next to you on my couch), and perhaps you are trying to convince…

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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and Beginning My Life in Christ

[This first appeared two years ago as a guest post I wrote for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog.] Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that … Continue reading

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Women: stop pretending around men

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14.) ***

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A Short Dialog on Drinking Coffee and Fixing Other People’s Sins

[A somewhat fictional conversation in a supermarket parking lot.] “Hello.” “Hi … do we know each other?” “I’ve seen you around church and heard that the way you live is sinful and I thought you’d like me to tell you … Continue reading

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Why I Get to Pick and Choose Which Verses to Follow

Christians love to pick and choose their favorite verses. Just ask a Christian some time about a favorite verse or passage, and get ready to settle in for a long listen. She or he will go on at length about … Continue reading

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How to Like the Way You Look in Broad Daylight

Jesus performed his miracles at weddings (John 2:1-11), in wide open spaces (Matthew 14:15-21), on busily traveled roads (Luke 8:40-48), and often entirely in broad daylight. It’s not that he never performed a miracle at night or among a mere … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Summer Blockbuster Movies You Won’t Want to See!

Everyone makes lists of must-see movies. Here’s my list of the top must-miss movies: The Music Map – A cartographer musician travels through small Midwestern towns trying to convince residents that the best way to travel is using his GPS … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Fifth Amendment – falsely condemned by his own words

Having your words twisted and used against you hurts. It especially hurts when coming from those you are trying to help. Unjust Accusers Jesus stood trial before people who had been aching for the chance to get him out of … Continue reading

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God’s Tenderness – explosive and overwhelming

[From the archives.] Tenderness, noun: expressing warm, affectionate feelings; being kind and merciful; possessing gentle and delicate qualities; providing care and protectiveness. (Dictionary.com.) Explosive Tenderness Otis Redding took the word tenderness and turned it on its head. It’s not that … Continue reading

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