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Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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Paying Attention to the Poor READ Psalm 41:1-13  Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble. Psalm 41:1 Yesterday I began reflecting on Psalm 41:1. Today I want […]

All Hail Broke Loose!

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On Wednesday evening, all hail broke loose in Boerne, Texas. For a brief time, we had a stunning hail storm, complete with deafening thunder and blinding lightning. The photo below shows the result. No, this is not snow in winter. […]

Thin Places: Theological Reflections and Hesitations

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Part 10 of series: Thin Places Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I want to wrap up this series on thin places by offering some theological reflections and hesitations. If you’re joining this series late in […]

The Church as a Thin Place: Dreams and Visions

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Part 9 of series: Thin Places Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In yesterday’s post I began reflecting in a more practical way on the church as a thin place. Today I want to continue these reflections, […]

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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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