Tag Archives: Gospel

The Gossip and Gospel of Jesus

[From the archives.] *** Celebrity gossip is everywhere – supermarket checkout lines, radio talk shows, television programs devoted to nothing but the latest details of celebrities’ lives. Why do we do it? Is it to satisfy our voyeuristic tendencies, are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Duckling Gospel – a short tale of the rescue that stopped traffic

I’d like to tell a duck story to lift your heart. I was driving along and saw a mother duck crossing the frontage road, her line of ducklings behind her. I stopped for the duck line and realized that as the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Some People Can’t Stand God’s Grace

The gospel is the story of Jesus and what he has done for us, not what we are supposedly obligated to do for God. One is grace; the other is impossible. This is too much for some people to handle. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Caring about Climate Change is Biblical

[Updated from the archives.] Denial of Overwhelming Evidence According to a report on NPR: Academies of science around the world agree that climate change is real and caused largely by burning fossil fuels. So do many professional scientific organizations. Polls … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

The Magi’s Story Didn’t End at the Manger

[When the magi made it back to their homeland, here’s how I imagine the first conversation with the king might have gone.] *** So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

The Liberal Gospel

[From the archives: something to remember in this season of taking sides.] *** As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Helping Those in Need: how to tell the difference between gospel and gospel-plus

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people … . (Galatians 6:10.) ***

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One response to 9/11 – Islamophobia is not in the Bible

[My heart continues to ache at the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and to grieve with the families and friends who continue to live with the heartache every day. There are many responses we can offer. One pastor gave … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Gospel in Stuart Little – what a mouse knows about life

Over at Little House on the Circle, Jeannie Prinsen recently provided a wonderful excerpt from E.B. White’s Stuart Little, where Stuart meets a telephone lineman who talks of his many years on the road, the miles he’s traveled and all he’s found, including “fields … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Plea To The Gospel Coalition: living up to your name

Coalitions are best able to pursue their goal when widely based. When a group chooses to use the word coalition in its title, it conveys the sense that the group is choosing to join with a broad spectrum of other … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments