Falling Heroes

Posted on September 17, 2014 | 0 comments

There are a plethora of falling and fallen heroes of late. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson being two of the most recent in the world of sports. The element of these stories that is most astonishing to me is not the offense of the people who we look to as heroes, but rather our surprise […]

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Whose Will Be Done?

Posted on September 8, 2014 | 1 comment

Prayer is an essential element in maintaining our connection with and openness to our Father in heaven. One of the ruts that I fall into, and I am certain that I am not alone in this, is that I impose my will in prayer. I come into prayer with my list of wants and requests, […]

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An Observation About Robin Williams

Posted on August 24, 2014 | 17 comments

It has been a couple of weeks since the shocking news of the death of Robin Williams. I have waited because I did not want to be perceived as trying to capitalize on the event by trying to get clicks and likes. Also, in events like this, it is helpful to let a fuller picture […]

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The Older Brother’s View

Posted on August 11, 2014 | 12 comments

As we develop our identity in Christ, the process of sanctification, one of the first and necessary steps in renewing our minds is to consider our preconceptions about who God is. We need to see him rightly because God wants us to see our-self and define our-self as his people, with him being our God. […]

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An Encounter with the Older Son

Posted on July 28, 2014 | 5 comments

In Luke 15 we find one of the most memorable stories of our faith, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Chances are, even if you are not an avid church goer, you have heard of or read this story. The younger son wants identity outside of the father’s household – he lives to satisfy the […]

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The Question to Ask

Posted on July 9, 2014 | 7 comments

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. – 1 Corinthians 10:23 This verse is delivered by Paul in the context of discussing the eating of meat that has been sacrificed to idols. The Corinthians wanted to know if this was a problem […]

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Be Content – Identity and the Tenth Commandment

Posted on June 5, 2014 | 6 comments

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. – Exodus 20:17 The Ten Commandments, given to the Israelites so they would remember their identity as the people of God, are related to […]

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Two Components of Faithfulness

Posted on May 29, 2014 | 10 comments

Think for a minute how you define your faithfulness to your spouse or a person you are dating? I find an interesting tendency when people are asked about faithfulness: it tends to be defined or described by the things that they DON’T do. For instance, faithfulness means not having an affair, not looking at other men/women, […]

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No Lies – Identity and the Ninth Commandment

Posted on May 22, 2014 | 4 comments

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. – Exodus 20:16 Throughout the Bible, God has been fighting for our identity. Beginning in the garden, to the nation Israel, and now in Christ, God’s desire has been for us – the jewel in the crown of his creation – to see our selves as […]

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Robinson Cano, Twitter, and Dehumanization

Posted on May 20, 2014 | 8 comments

Jimmy Fallon had a funny bit on his show a couple of weeks ago. In it, a former New York Yankees baseball player – Robinson Cano – was back in the Big Apple playing with his new team. So Jimmy had a large picture of Cano in his new uniform and invited New Yorkers to […]

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