I Murdered Someone This Week

I murdered someone this week. I got away with it, too .  . . well sort of. I like to think of myself as a good Christian man.  I try to follow the teachings of Jesus.  I try to love folks the way that Jesus loves me.  I try to not hold grudges, unforgiveness or

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What if the Adulterous Woman in John 8 was Transgender?

I love the story of the adulterous woman found in John chapter 8 of the Bible.  It is a magnificent picture of God’s scandalous grace. But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down

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Recognizing God’s Grace in Others

I love the fact that God will use any body.  I love the fact that He shows kindness to evil and righteous men.  He sends the rain upon the just and the unjust. Sometimes, though, we don’t always recognize God’s work in the lives of other people.  Sometimes, we don’t want to recognize God’s grace

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The Illusion of Control

Control.  Everyone wants to have it over their lives.  We would like to believe that we are in control of our lives.  When we are young we feel invincible.  We feel that we can overcome anything.  We feel that we are immortal.  As we grow older we realize that we are not invincible, immortal or

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My Labor To Rest

Rest One of the greatest promises that Jesus gives humanity is found in Matthew 11:28-30: Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart,

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Throwing Stones at Jesus

One of my favorite Bible stories is found in John 8.  It’s about the women who was caught in adultery by the religious leaders.  They were testing Jesus to see how He would respond to this clear violation of the Law.  The Law was clear that adulterers were to be stoned. But Jesus went to

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The God Who Gets His Hands Dirty

True Christianity is not clean, tidy and sanitized.  There are many within the church that would like folks to believe it’s that way.  They come up with nice, neat answers to life’s complex problems.  They have developed cute slogans to help with challenging issues.  Everything fits into a nice, neat faith package. But life doesn’t

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Why You Haven’t Committed the Unforgiveable Sin (book review)

Most Christians have heard of the unforgiveable sin, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  So many have wondered and even believed that they have committed this sin.  Most don’t understand even what this sin is. It is of the most misunderstood scriptures in the New Testament. 31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy

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Jesus Gave the World the Right to Judge Christians

Jesus didn’t come into the world to condemn the world.  He didn’t give his followers the right to judge or condemn the world either.  Yet one would think that American Christians (I write from this perspective because I am one) have this notion that it’s our job to judge the world telling them how bad

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Thank God, I’m Not Like You

I hate to admit this but I have fallen prey to the sin of comparison too many times to count.  It’s a dangerous sin and one that befalls many in the body of Christ.  The sin of comparison is when we compare ourselves to others.  As Jesus-followers we are not in competition with each other.  We are to compliment

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