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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 6: NT, Right?

After three posts and more than 4,000 words on the Old Testament (OT), you’re finally going look at the NT, Right? I can’t tell you how many people have asked me that question in the past couple of weeks. (I really … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 5: Triple OT

In sports, Triple OT is both a blessing and a curse. When an NHL playoff game reaches a third overtime period, you know you’re watching history in the making. It’s epic, it’s dramatic. And yet, the fact you’ve arrived at Triple … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 2

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. – Genesis 1:1-2 Wait. If God hadn’t created anything yet, how were there waters … 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 is Gentle

There’s a scene in John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men where the kind-hearted but dim-witted character Lennie literally loves his puppy to death. Lennie means only to snuggle and coddle the cute little critter, but doesn’t know his own … Continue reading

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