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Bluffing in the Spirit

My favorite part of The Princess Bride is the final scene (except for the kissing at the end). Westley has somehow managed to get into Buttercup’s bedroom, though he is completely powerless. He’s had the life sucked out of him … Continue reading

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If I can’t see you, you can still see me

Where I once was afraid to open up my eyes Now this wide angle has turned my fear into surprise From “Wide Angle” by John Fischer I can’t wait to see your videos. “It is nothing short of a miracle … Continue reading

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‘Nice try, Dad.’

Well there are two sides to fatherhood. Yesterday we talked about the side on which we all share, and that is about having a father. The other side of fatherhood is much scarier; it’s about being one. Fatherhood is something … Continue reading

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‘Could’ over ‘should’

The Los Angeles Angels start their American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals tonight, and after seeing the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics in an amazing wild card playoff game Tuesday, I must admit I’m a little bit … Continue reading

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What God did

Yesterday, in the hospital where she works as a Physician’s Assistant in orthopedic trauma, my daughter was repairing a tendon in the finger of a man when she found out he was a guitar-playing pastor. So she asked him if … Continue reading

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New covenant laughter

I recently had the chance to preview a new faith-based movie coming out in the fall called The Identical. It’s actually a faith-based movie that doesn’t seem like one, and I mean that in the best  possible way. In the … Continue reading

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Wise Ted

I suppose you could call this a postscript to yesterday’s Day 21 of our 21-Day Challenge. I thought of this story as I was writing yesterday about our experience ministering to the students at Gordon College. This was a similar … Continue reading

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21-Day Challenge: Day 21

The contrasts of the new covenant The new covenant is all about contrasts, and the contrasts present such a different model of Christianity — of any kind of success-oriented teaching, for that matter — that we will miss it if … Continue reading

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