Category Archives: Baptism

The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 9: Holy Hitchhiker

I know I’ve promised to spend some time on Pentecost in this series, and we will get there. But for today, let’s jump ahead a bit to one of my favorite stories in the entire Book of Acts: Philip and … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 1

How can our God be a Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29), and yet be the source of Living Water (John 4:10)? I’ve had fire and water on the brain (there’s gotta be a better way to say that) in recent days, … Continue reading

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Holy Skubala!

In Philippians 3:8, Paul uses a cuss word. “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do … Continue reading

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Saving Grace (and Rob)

When I’m looking for insight into the great questions of human existence, I turn to Hollywood. What’s Heaven like? Ask Robin Williams. Why did Judas really betray Jesus? Ask Martin Scorsese. Predestination or free will? Ask Linda Hamilton and Arnold … Continue reading

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Baptism Boy

You never know what treasures you’ll unearth in the memory of an old computer. No, no. Nothing naughty – this time. Just a blast from the past, a little chunk of my psyche from days gone by. In clearing off the … Continue reading

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