Tag Archives: heaven

One Word at a Time

The one thing I don’t like about going on holidays is that it often means I have to miss church service. (That might be the most Ned Flanders thing I’ve ever said, but it’s true.) But when I peeked into … 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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More Grave Questions

In many a dark hour, I’ve been thinkin’ about this That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss But I can’t think for you, You’ll have to decide Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side That’s from the Bob Dylan classic … Continue reading

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God is Joyful

When I speculate about the emotions God feels on a regular basis, a few spring to mind: anger and disappointment make the cut for sure. So do serenity and pity. On the plus side, I’m sure He feels  satisfaction occasionally and even parental pride … Continue reading

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Paul’s Extra-Large Encounter With a Medium

In Acts 16, there’s a justly famous story about the time when Paul was unjustly imprisoned, freed by an earthquake and then chose to stay in jail so he could lead his jailer to Christ. This is a fascinating piece … Continue reading

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Grave Answers

A few days ago in Grave Questions, I asked the question, ‘If Jesus spent time in Hell, but Hell exists outside time, does that mean part of Him is still there?’ This just in: No frickin’ way. I have my … Continue reading

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Grave Questions

‘Interesting theological question: When Jesus was in the grave, did he run into Judas? Imagine that conversation!’ That gem was tweeted a couple of days ago by a fine young priest I know named Kyle Norman. Very thought-provoking. Thanks, Kyle! … Continue reading

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