Category Archives: reflections and musings

The real good fight: why security in Christ matters

I confess, one of my guilty pleasures for the past few years was watching The Good Wife every Sunday evening. The series ended last Spring 2016. So I was intrigued by the spin-off series The Good Fight. One of the … Continue reading

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The unintended prosperity gospel: why tangibility matters

If you’ve followed me for any period of time, you know that I abhor the prosperity gospel. As I wrote about here, the prosperity gospel has a deceptive nature in that it is not really about getting rich. Because of … Continue reading

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Race, grace, and the work of the church

In the midst of this Labor Day weekend, I was reminded of a piece I wrote for my church’s newsletter last year after a trip to St. Louis and thought I’d share it here. Normally my Labor Day weekends are … Continue reading

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On racial tension, convictions and hope in the Christian community

I’ll state up front that this is a reflection piece based on observations, conversations, on-line interaction and ruminations. It is a way for me to process the events and responses to events that keep swirling around in my head in … Continue reading

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Why church matters matter . . . Revelation and deception

I’ve been working on a post on Rev. 13:16-18 and in doing some commentary diving, was struck by Greg Beale’s commentary on Rev. 13:11.  The passage of Rev. 13:11-14 sets the backdrop of my next post and Beale’s poignant assessment … Continue reading

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