Tag: Gospel

Famous Last Words: Don’t Forget Your Mother

For the First Word, click here. For the Second Word, click here. John 19:25-27 Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing…

Black Lives Matter and Why We Need to Say So

Until black lives matter, all lives really don’t.

Don’t Be Afraid: Refusing Fear, Choosing Love

When someone peddles in fear, when they try to manipulate you by preying upon your anxiety, you can be sure they aren’t really worried about you at all. Actually, they are trying to prop up themselves. They are seeking to shore up their own slice$ of the pie, their own security.

Belovedness, criticism, and being true to who we are

Will we let our critics determine who we are, or will we live into our identity as the beloved?

before we abandon ship: reclaiming the meaning behind “evangelical”

to say that the trump campaign is gaining steam would be an understatement. since “the donald” announced his candidacy for the republican nomination last summer, most of the people i’ve talked to have not really taken it seriously. there was just the assumption that…

good news.

The gospel is an announcement. Not an announcement of dogma or doctrine. It’s better than that. The gospel is an announcement that God loves the world and, through Jesus, is putting it back together. Great, right? It gets better. This announcement is for everybody,…

Jesus behind barbed-wire…

In Luke chapter 8 the writer tells the story of a woman who had an illness that caused  her to bleed; she had been sick for twelve years. This was not simply an issue of her physical health. Her bleeding made her ceremonially unclean…

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