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The T-Word, Part 4: When People Test God

I’m not sure how I’d fare if I had to spend six hours in an unforgiving outdoor environment without food or water. But according to Matthew 4, Mark 1 and Luke 4, Jesus lasted six weeks under these conditions. On purpose. And what’s … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 1: Tests Suck

Test. The word is enough to put fear in the heart of any middle schooler, and I’m not sure that’s a dread we ever outgrow. When someone ticks us off, we say they are ‘testing my patience’. When we’re discouraged, … 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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Holy Moly, It’s Holy Week!

Lent 2014 has passed much more quickly than I’m accustomed to, and I’m bragging, not complaining … I think. You see, in my relatively short Christian life, I’ve found Lent to be pretty difficult. It’s tough for me to keep … Continue reading

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Palm Whine

“So does this year’s Palm Sunday reading focus on the Palm or the Passion?” a friend and bandmate asked me, about this time last week, when we were rehearsing the week’s worship music. “Not a whole bunch of either,” was … Continue reading

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Listen & Learn, Part 1: Barney

I wonder if I’ll ever get to the point where I’ll stop learning new lessons from the Bible. Probably not. At least I hope not. The kooky thing I’ve just noticed is that these little epiphanies almost never come to … Continue reading

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