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Poor in Spirit: Job Part 3

In Chapter Two of Job, the title character’s suffering is intensified to include the physical infliction of his body and yet Job still reacts with godly character that is… 689 more words

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FORGIVE AND FORGET?

Sometimes when I preach or teach, I get those listening to play “Let’s pretend”.  The game involves me spinning a scenario and them imagining they are a part of the scenario.  728 more words

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Mystic Moments: It’s About the Heart

You Shall be perfect with the Lord your God.  (Deuteronomy 18:13)

The chief hindrance in the way of obedience to this command lies in our misapprehension of what religion is.  327 more words

Discipleship

DID I FORGIVE?

On a regular basis during the summertime, I have a conversation with a certain person.  We chat about the weather, his work, my work, his family, his stress level and so on–or we chat as best we can given that I tend to see him at his work and have to chat between customers.  708 more words

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WHO BENEFITS?

A few weeks ago, I touched on a topic in one of my sermons that not only opened some avenues of thought for the congregation but also made me return to a topic that I regularly have to struggle with–forgiveness. 742 more words

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Wile E. Coyote Parenting

Wile E. Coyote is one of my favorite characters from Looney Tunes. Why? Because I can identify with him. When I parent, I am Wile E. 922 more words

Christianity

Naomi reblogged this on Lighting the Lamp and commented:

I am not a parent (except to a very loved, very plump male tabby cat) but love the message behind this article. If more parents brought up kids in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" - with love and discipline - we'd have a more peaceful society.

WHAT ABOUT MY CHURCH?

Although I have done many things in ministry–prison chaplain, missionary, theology professor, I have basically spend most of my life as a pastor, working with small rural congregations.  730 more words

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