Tag Archives: Jerusalem

How to prepare for disaster/prosperity

I’ll bet that when you woke this morning you either felt doom or exhilaration. Did you dread or embrace today? How can we handle both? Carpe diem with confidence and peace? In Isaiah 22, God warns Jerusalem that danger is … Continue reading

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Bridging

I just heard a new term I like very much: bridging. The context is trying to make sense of what we’re taught in the Bible as it applies to our daily lives. The objective is to make sure that we’re … Continue reading

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Save me now

Have you ever reached the end of your rope? I’m talking about true despair, the I-can’t-do-this-anymore moment. Have you been in physical peril, in imminent danger of drowning or falling? Have you cried out “Save me!”? If so, when did … Continue reading

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Furnished and ready

All of time is divided into two distinct sections: 1) before Jesus came and offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins; and 2) after His crucifixion and resurrection. This division was not an afterthought. It’s not as if God … Continue reading

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We built this city

Starship (née Jefferson Starship née Jefferson Airplane) recorded the song “We built this city” in 1985. It’s a bit controversial because a band with a history of musical political activism released a song that was received as quintessential “pop rock”. … Continue reading

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How to prepare for disaster

In Isaiah 22, God warns Jerusalem that danger is on the way if they do not turn back to him and away from themselves. (I can certainly relate. When things are going well, I tend to rely on my own … Continue reading

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