Author Archives: Tim

What Religion Really Is, and Why It’s Good


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Hitting Slave Owners in the Wallet – why the Emancipation Proclamation was lawful and proper

[From the archives.] In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some say Lincoln overstepped his presidential authority, arguing that slavery was allowed under the U.S. Constitution. They’re wrong. One … Continue reading

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People of Other Doctrines – the new drunkards and gluttons

A friend sent me an email saying she’d started getting criticism from those in her blogging circles. The criticism? She was perceived as interacting too much with me on line. I was not proper company for her to keep. The … Continue reading

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Two Aspects of Easter

[From the archives.] Easter, part one: The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come … Continue reading

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The Carpenter and the Cross – Good Friday’s blessed irony

[From the archives, a blessed irony.] God became a carpenter who worked with wood and nails, and was then nailed to two pieces of wood. Yet he knew this gruesome irony before time began and submitted to it just the same. … Continue reading

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The Last Supper: lessons of love for the Apostles and you

[From the archives, a look at lessons Jesus taught before and after Easter Sunday.] Getting Personal John paints a portrait of Jesus in words of love. Not so much about John’s love for his Savior, but words of his Savior’s love … Continue reading

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Billy Graham’s Rule – misusing it to hold back women and men of God

[Kelly Ladd Bishop writes today’s guest post on a well known rule, and how it (like rules generally) gets in the way of people following God and doing the work he’s called them to do.] *** Recently a reporter noted … Continue reading

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Why “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?” is the wrong question

[Today’s guest post  is from Jeannie Prinsen, one of my favorite people to read on the internet. ] “What would Jesus do?” We’ve all heard this question. We’ve seen the “WWJD” bracelets and key chains. But sometimes I wonder how … Continue reading

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Everyone Should Pay Attention to Me!

Craving Attention over the Years When I was a four year old we visited some friends with a swimming pool. My Dad had been in the water with me for a while, and some of the older kids – teens or … Continue reading

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Achieving Peace Is Not the End of the Matter

[I have a guest post at Jeannie Prinsen’s blog today. Here’s the opening, along with a link to the full post at her blog Little House on the Circle.] We don’t use the phrase “public servant” much these days but … Continue reading

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