Monthly Archives: March 2016

Shelter is not protection

As my wife and I walked the Ocean City boardwalk this morning, we were discussing our visit to the Pratt Institute yesterday. Our son has been accepted to the pre-college summer program. We are excited for this opportunity along his … Continue reading

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A solitary place

Luke 8 describes the story of the man from Genaseres and his encounter with Jesus. Like many (like me, like you?), this encounter radically changed his life. The Gerasenes man, let’s call him G, had many demons, so many that … Continue reading

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The John identity

In his Gospel, John describes himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This past week I served as a mock review panel moderator at a National Science Foundation CAREER proposal writing workshop. During the event, I may have gained new insight into this statement. … Continue reading

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Beaux’s bouncing ball

My dog Beaux is a slave to tennis balls. He will chase and retrieve a ball as many times as I throw it. He can be sleeping, eating, or chewing a bone. If he hears the sound of a bouncing ball, … Continue reading

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The joy of obedience

But now that you’ve found you don’t have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more … Continue reading

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To be mature is to be basic

This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless … Continue reading

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Who am I?

If you’re like me, you probably ask “Who am I? Am I good enough? Am I doing enough?” or something similar far too often. As I study God’s word, I see that this is no coincidence. It’s our enemy’s fundamental tactic. … Continue reading

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