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February 2009 Archives

God Bless John Wayne!?

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Well, you don’t see that bumper sticker everyday. Oh, I suppose “Standing Tall” and “Let’s Roll” can be seen here and there, especially in Texas. But “God Bless John Wayne” is a rarity, at least in my experience. I wonder […]

Do You Have to Give Up Something for Lent?

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Part 2 of series: How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God (2009) Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I grew up hearing about Catholics who had to fast during the season of Lent. […]

How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God

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Part 1 of series: How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God (2009) Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Preface For the past several years, I have followed my posts on Ash Wednesday with […]

Staring Death in the Face (2009)

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Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series The denial of death . . . itâ??s all around us. When people die, they are often alone, sequestered in hospitals far away from the sad eyes of friends and family. […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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