Tag Archives: Jesus

Just for men

Isaiah 9:6 says, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Let’s think … Continue reading

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Plant or meat protein?

I watched an interesting documentary called Game Changers on Netflix. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate — my wife made me watch it. It argues that we should not consume meat because it is detrimental to our health. Rather, our diets … Continue reading

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No more white knuckles

In Luke 15, Jesus gives us the story of the prodigal son to describe his father’s limitless love for us. It’s so rich in hope, mercy, and grace. I love it; it is foundational to my understanding of God’s love … Continue reading

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Get your word on

John’s gospel teaches us about Jesus and his love for us. John chooses to begin his message of good news with these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … Continue reading

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Tyrannus

I learned a new word today. I LOVE learning new words. Tyrannus. As in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. Here’s the scene. Paul, formerly Saul the persecutor of Jesus’ followers, is now spreading the Gospel to both Jews and non-Jews … Continue reading

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Gravity

If I hold a bowling ball at my waist and release it, I know what follows. My foot gets smashed. In that sense, you could say I believe in gravity. On the other hand, you could also argue that gravity … Continue reading

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Dragon scales

In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, we meet Eustace. He’s not a particularly likeable fellow. He’s selfish, greedy, spoiled, and complains constantly (you know, like us). He finds himself in Narnia with his cousins, Lucy and … Continue reading

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Safe passage

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Europe a few times this year: France (Paris), Italy (Parma), and Austria (Vienna). A critical aspect of each trip was the jet that took me across the Atlantic. Without it, I would … Continue reading

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Allos parakletos (it’s Greek, not a misspelling)

Allos parakletos is a Greek phrase quoted in John 14:16 from the Bible. Jesus had just told his disciples, his 12 friends, that he had to leave them and he used this phrase to comfort them in their confusion and … Continue reading

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Stop, drop, and study

Ocassionally when reading the Bible, a phrase so captures my attention that I must stop, drop, and study it (if you’re of my generation, I bet you remember being taught to “stop, drop, and roll” if you ever catch on … Continue reading

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