Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sunday’s Sermon Today: Are You Meek Enough? (Fruits of the Spirit)

The writing assignment for the week was to develop a persuasive argument. My students were immediately bubbling over with excitement. Rather than writing about a descriptive tour of their own homes or the story about who they wanted to be … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Saved By Grace… in the OT (Deut. 7-12) #13

The Bible is full of verses to inspire and challenge, but some leave me shaking my head. I can see the complete arc of humanity’s story spread over the course of Genesis to Revelation, but one of the subjects that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Faith Takes Practice (Fruits of the Spirit)

My Facebook feed is littered with quizzes you can take to determine various levels of expertise, like… How much do you love your dog? How big of a fan of Star Wars are you? How many of the state capitols can … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Impress Your Children … ? #13

Picking up The Bible Says What? in Deuteronomy 6, I’m struck by verses 6:4-9 but not for the reasons I normally am.  The Shema (“love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”) … Continue reading

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Lecrae’s “Unashamed”: Autobiography From the Heart

Almost a decade ago, one of my college students told me I should be checking out Lecrae’s music. A fan of rock, rap, hip-hop, and R&B, I finally got around to listening to the album I’d been referred to; within … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Good Enough? (Fruits of the Spirit)

In six days, Genesis depicts how God created everything – and saw that it was good. But a few chapters into the story of God’s people, they have chosen sin over and over again. They are no longer defined by … Continue reading

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Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony

The eleventh novel in Steve Berry’s novels about Cotton Malone and the Magellan Billet finds Malone’s crew chasing a Russian arming himself with long-lost nuclear devices from the Cold War. Against the backdrop of the presidential transition, the story plays … Continue reading

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