Category Archives: Faith

Be Selfish

In a classic VeggieTales episode, Jerry and Jimmy Gourd earnestly but clumsily advise their pint-sized audience, ‘Don’t be selfish.‘ Now, far be it from me to argue with Jimmy and Jerry on most things, but on this topic, I want … Continue reading

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Faithful

Sometimes I feel like the worst pray-er ever. A friend confides in me about a challenge, a dilemma or a crossroads they’re facing, and I promise to pray for them – and I mean it. And as the words come … Continue reading

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Twinkle

The Gospels are amazing at telling us what Jesus said, but they’re not so hot when it comes to telling us how he said it. If it’s true that 93% of in-person communication is non-verbal, the words attributed to Jesus only … Continue reading

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Circles and Rows

Good things happen when we’re seated in rows, but real church happens when we’re seated in circles. That’s a paraphrase of something megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said in a sermon a few weeks ago, and I’ve been flogging that message at … Continue reading

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The Right Time to Do the Right Thing

The other day, I had to pop into my local supermarket to pick up a prescription. As I walked toward the front door, I noticed a man sitting on the sidewalk, holding a cardboard sign asking for money. Until a … Continue reading

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For How Long?

Am I the only one who thinks Acts 2:42-47 is a bit of a crock? They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders … Continue reading

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TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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