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Best Intentions

One day, I taught my young class the story of Jesus visiting Mary and Martha. I carefully explained how Martha had hurried to clean the house and cook ...


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Avoiding the Wedge

Nothing is more dangerous than to put a wedge between the Word and the Spirit, to emphasize either one at the expense of the other. It is the Spirit and ...


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We Worship the Totally Other One

Worship is not just personal introspection, or we would worship our feelings. Worship is not even a warm glow, or we would worship that. We worship One ...


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Dust on the Bible

There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write damnation with your fingers.


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The Advantage of a Botanist

We just hired a new associate pastor--Olive is her name, a remarkable woman from Illinois--who will lead our congregation in thinking of mission and outreach. ...


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Paul Quoting Pagan Poets

Paul read pagan poets. In his writings, he quotes Epimenides of Crete (Titus 1:12), Aratus of Cilicia (Acts 17:28) and Menander, author of the Greek comedy ...


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The Earliest Writings about Christ

Paul's letters, not the Gospels, give us the earliest information we have about Jesus. All his letters were probably written before the first Gospel ...


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Patience of a Lotus Seed

Some years ago a lotus seed was germinated after lying dormant for several thousand years in a peat bog. Human beings don't live that long--at least ...


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