Category Archives: Fear

The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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Yo, Lazarus!

Last time, we explored the story of Lazarus in John 11, and speculated that while this revivification story is great for us to read about in hindsight, it might not have been all that hot to experience. Especially for Lazarus. … Continue reading

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Po’ Lazarus

With God, a waiting season is never a wasted season. If God always met your expectations, He’d never have the opportunity to exceed them. God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials. Those three great, tweetable quotes came from a sermon … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Literally? (Part 2)

Yesterday, I abruptly ended Part 1 of this Advent Adventure by suggesting that Advent might not happen to humanity all at once, sometime in the future of our collective story, but instead, speculated that Advent happens to each human separately, at the end … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Literally? (Part 1)

‘Get on with it, Lord!’ I heard myself praying those less-than-reverent words in the opening days of Advent, as I considered the state of the world – the Paris attacks, the Syrian refugee crisis, the environment, the economy; pain and … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … Continue reading

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Li’l Abner

In Anatomy of a PsalmSong, I told you about my first encounter with a guy named Barry, who declared that I have the Spirit of David upon me – flattening me with a very unexpected and much appreciated blessing, despite the fact … Continue reading

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