Tag Archives: Jesus

A Kingdom Life of Turning Aside

I’m sitting this morning in a busy Starbucks — one of the places I frequent in the mornings before classes. At the big table, a group of teenagers does more talking about love interests than working on homework. Two middle-aged … Continue reading

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Only the Empty will be Full

A sermon manuscript on Luke 18:9-30, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction A few years back, I wanted to put together a special dinner for my wife Faith for her birthday. I had dinner planned, … Continue reading

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The Sum of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Catechism

I wrote this last fall and had originally intended to publish it then. Better late than never, I guess. It is the result of significant reading and study for one of the core systematic theology classes in the M.Div curriculum … Continue reading

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Uganda Theological Reflection #2: Love, Sheep, and Uganda

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as … Continue reading

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The Person Behind the Practice

The No-Shoes Rule: An Analogy About Love and Obedience Which is more important: to take off your shoes when you enter a man’s house so that his carpet doesn’t get dirty, or to love the man who owns the house and … Continue reading

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The Day of Victory!

Jesus had said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). And they did. They humiliated Him and hung Him on a cross like a common criminal … Jesus, the temple, the meeting place between God … Continue reading

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Sunday School Answers

I serve twice a month at my church in what would traditionally be called “Sunday School” (we call it “HarvestKids“). Typically, I teach 3rd grade. I love it. Children are amazing. They are so simple and trusting and full of life (and … Continue reading

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