Category Archives: 40 Simple Truths

We’re There Already?

It’s hard to believe, but Lent is over, and we’re already almost a week into Eastertide. The 4o Days of Lent are usually the longest six-week stretch of the year for me – and not only because it actually takes 46 days … Continue reading

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40 Simple Truths (at a glance)

On the off chance that anyone wants to take a stroll through this series in order sometime, I’ve assembled a table of contents of sorts, with titles, links and excerpts to give you a sense of the topic and flavor. … Continue reading

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God Rose

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! The tomb is empty, the battle is won and the victory is His – and ours! As much as I love declaring those words on Easter Sunday, I’ve sometimes quietly wondered what … Continue reading

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God Died

God died. How is that even possible? How could the all-powerful Creator of the Universe, the very master of all things, who created the concepts of life and death, die? It’s impossible, isn’t it? Apparently not. He died on the … Continue reading

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God is Servant

As we said yesterday, God is Master. The Earth is His and everything in it belong to Him, and He has the power to do whatever He wants with it. So what did He do with that power? He put … Continue reading

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God is Master

The other day, I was in a hurry to get someplace in my car, so I stomped on the gas pedal to get there a few seconds earlier. And then it occurred to me that I don’t need to break … Continue reading

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God is Compassionate

Yesterday, I suggested that the Passion of the Christ was motivated by the passion of the Christ for you and for me. I think we could also connect a lot of that text with the topic of today’s post, God is … Continue reading

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God is Passionate

The last Sunday of Lent is normally referred to as Palm Sunday, but it has another name, too: Passion Sunday. That’s why, way back around Shrove Tuesday, I decided to bookend Palm Sunday with Simple Truths posts titled God is … Continue reading

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God is Praiseworthy

In yesterday’s post, God is King – and in 2011’s Palm Cross – I was pretty tough on the parade-goers on the first Palm Sunday, but we mustn’t forget they did get something right. They praised Jesus. They spread their … Continue reading

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God is King

“Appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” This demand from the people of Israel in 1 Samuel 8 understandably hurt Samuel’s feelings. After all, he’d devoted his life to serving as Israel’s spiritual and political … Continue reading

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