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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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The Hooky Song

It occurred to me recently that I’ve never blogged about one of my biggest God Moments, and it is time to right that wrong. Here goes: It all started one day when I decided to play hooky from church … … Continue reading

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Anti-pronoun?

In the last little while, I’ve heard more and more Christian leaders shying away from using gender-specific pronouns for God, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. “God poured God’s self into the world so God could redeem … 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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Jesus’ Granddads, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the startling fact that the genealogies of Jesus that are recorded in Matthew 1 and Luke 3 are completely different – and explored a couple of theories put forward by biblical scholars to explain the discrepancy. Both theories feel a … Continue reading

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Irregardless

I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a Grammar Nazi. Nein, nein, es ist wahr. It’s a bit of an occupational hazard, when you spend more than two decades working as a writer and editor. (But I may … Continue reading

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FireWater Part 3

So far in this series, we’ve focused mainly on Old Testament uses of the terms fire and water, but the New Testament is also soaked with water references and aflame with discussions of fire. First, let’s wade into a couple … Continue reading

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