Category Archives: Love

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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Milestones, Part 2

As often happens lately, what I thought would be one Disciplehood post turned out to be too long to be read in one go. Therefore, I decided to split Milestones in two. Now for the navel-gazing promised in Part 1 … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 2: Partnership

When I think about gardens, I think of my mom’s yard. Potato plants like ferns. Carrots plants like pine saplings. Tomato plants dripping with fruit. Onion plants that stand higher than the back fence. Enough cucumber plants to keep Bicks in … 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: 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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Is God Funny?

“__________ is proof that God exists, and that He has a sense of humor.” You’ve probably heard that before, with the blank filled in with ‘Sex’, or ‘The differences between men and women’ or ‘The duck-billed platypus’. And for my … Continue reading

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Imagine, Part 1: I Wonder If We Can

Some years back, a dreamer named John invited people to Imagine a world where there’s no country, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger – and no religion too. Then, a couple thousand years later, one of … 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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Jesus’ Mommy

Yesterday, we took a look at the stories of four of Jesus’ Grannies included in the Genealogy of Christ recorded in Matthew 1:1-17. But no discussion of Jesus’ female ancestors would be complete without at least a passing look at the last … Continue reading

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