Tag Archives: Jesus

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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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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Jesus, Illumination, and Blindness

Light can illuminate but the brightest can also blind. What do we make, then, of Jesus’ claim to be the light of the world? When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. … Continue reading

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Disney and Your LGBT Neighbors

In taking Beauty and the Beast from animation to live action, Disney has chosen to portray Gaston’s sidekick LeFou as a possibly gay man (the evidence is ambiguous). Some people are outraged. Yet apparently no one is bothered that Lumiere … Continue reading

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Oh … You Can’t Get to Heaven

We took a lot of car vacations when I was a kid. A lot. We’d drive thousands of miles pulling a trailer behind the wagon. For the kids who got to sit in the “way back” as we called it, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Umbrellas and the Oppression of Women

I recently posted an article encouraging women to use the talents given them by God, to be bold in growing into the person God created them to be, and not to pretend to be less than any of this in … Continue reading

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George Washington on Civic Duty – a thought for President’s Day

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services … Continue reading

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Men, Women, and Crying in Public

[Updated from the archives.] Leadership Journal humorously but pointedly addressed the stereotyping of what men supposedly really want out of church in a clever comic entitled Manly Sunday School Classes. The comic panel depicts a bulletin board headed “Men’s Class … Continue reading

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I’m Surprised That I Think There Is No God

The fact that Jesus lived never leaves me. I believe in his life and that he died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross. I believe in his resurrection from the dead too. I believe that Jesus is who he … Continue reading

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