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The radical grace of Jesus

God’s grace is radical. God’s grace is so radical that it doesn’t just change the rules; it does away with the rules entirely. God’s grace creates a fundamental change in the way we relate to God. It rewrites the book … Continue reading

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What would Grace do?

Remember the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) movement? It was certainly full of good intentions. It was a way of remembering that we do not live for ourselves; we live for the one we serve, Jesus Christ. And since we … Continue reading

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Live large

“Grandpa, will you come back tomorrow and read me the story again?” Grandpa: “As you wish.” In the last scene of the movie, The Princess Bride, the late Peter Falk has the last laugh. As he’s preparing to leave his … Continue reading

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Being bad enough for Grace

Some of the best comments about the national mood in America so far have come from our northern neighbors in Canada. Perhaps that’s because a little distance can give you a certain perspective on things. As an example, Drew, from … Continue reading

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A cold and very broken Hallelujah

But it’s not a cry that you hear tonight It’s not some pilgrim who claims to have seen the light It’s a cold and a very broken Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen died last night at his home in … Continue reading

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What the Cubbies lost when they won

Oh, somewhere in the favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey … Continue reading

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Growing through our addictions

We are all addicted to any number of things, it’s just that we don’t think of many things as addictions when they really are. For instance, I’m addicted to life as it is. I resist the changes that are necessary … Continue reading

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What we don’t like about grace but need desperately

Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God. It is the knowledge that you are pleasing to God right now regardless of what you have or haven’t done. Grace is the realization that you have already earned a place … Continue reading

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