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Advent Adventures: The Game

Yesterday, I talked through some ominous feelings I sometimes have about Advent, and concluded that the pre-Christmas/Second Coming season should be about anticipation filled with joy – not dread. And then Sadness and I had to go and rain on the … 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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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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And On That Day

I said goodbye to a close friend I didn’t know very well last night. As I said on Facebook a couple of days ago, Jennifer Pastirik and I didn’t really interact all that much. Over the eight years we knew … 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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God Gives Hope

Hope. She’s not just a Days of Our Lives character anymore. Initially, I wanted to call this post God is Hope, but dangit, that’s not a phrase I could find anywhere in the Bible. None of the authors of the Good Book … Continue reading

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