Author Archives: Tim

The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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Jesus Conquered the Law, Sin and Death

Toward the end of his letter to the Corinthian believers, Paul wrote: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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Renewing Your Mind Isn’t About You

What comes to mind when you read Romans 12:2 and see the words “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”? It probably means more than you think, and the point of the verse isn’t necessarily about you. Bringing Opposites … Continue reading

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The Last Shall Be First

Originally posted on Liberated:
There’s a school of thought that asserts true men prioritize providing for and protecting others, true women happily accept men’s leadership, and any reversal or blend of these roles departs from God’s design for the sexes.…

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Men are Not Lords over Women – overcoming the unbiblical savior complex

A recent commenter on this blog relied on this passage for the lordship of husbands over wives: Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary on the Blog!

And it all started five years ago today with a post called Risky Behavior. As one kind person commented, that first day was like throwing a blog-warming party. Here’s a look back on the past half decade. Coming To This … Continue reading

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30 Years Married – an anniversary post

[If today’s post gives you the impression I love my wife, you’re correct. Today is our 30th anniversary and to celebrate I am re-running this post that appeared on Valentine’s Day 2013.] Valentine’s Day 1987 Our first Valentine’s Day was … Continue reading

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The Facts Are in the Questions – a look at courtrooms and faith

Getting the Preliminaries Right I had no experience as a judge when I started. That’s to be expected. Becoming a judge is how one learns what it is like to be a judge. But I also had relatively little experience … Continue reading

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Men Need Women to Mentor Them at Work and in Ministry

[An archived post on work and ministry for Labor Day.] When I graduated law school my mentor at the firm I worked at was a woman. When I got on the bench and had been a judge for a while, … Continue reading

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The Color of Your Skin, Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, and the People of God

[Updated from the archives.] This past Monday marked 54 years from the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his speech with the famous repeating line “I Have a Dream.” I was only three years old in 1963, so … Continue reading

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