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The real Charlie Brown

Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other notorious sinners. (There were many people of this kind among the crowds that followed Jesus.) But when some of the … Continue reading

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The bug’s in the drink

[Not to be confused with my November 21, 2016 Catch, “Swallow the bug” which was another angle on this same analogy.] “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, but ourselves by our best intentions.”  – George W. … Continue reading

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Sin’s place in the life of a believer

Laura liked the connection I made yesterday between Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me, Lord?” and Charles Wesley’s great hymn, “And Can It Be That I Should Gain?” Both of them speak of a deep awareness of sin and marvel at being … Continue reading

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Charles Wesley Kristofferson

And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain— For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst … Continue reading

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The Church of the Open Door

Church is home for bad people. Jesus didn’t come for good people; He made that very clear. And yet, why does this always seem like such a radical concept? Like, once we are in church, we are all supposed to … Continue reading

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There never was a moral majority

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave … Continue reading

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The latest astonishing news!

Step 10. Embrace the state of astonishment as a permanent and glorious reality. Astonishment is: the first time you see the Grand Canyon, watching a baby being born, seeing a man on the moon, a surfer riding a 50-foot wave, … Continue reading

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Sinner’s Contest

8. Are looking closely at the lives of famous men and women of the Bible who turned out to be ordinary sinners like us. Finding sinners among Old Testament Bible characters is a pretty easy thing to do. These people … Continue reading

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