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The Ten Commandments: Cowboy Style

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My friend Phil recently sent me an email featuring the “Cowboy’s Ten Commandments.” He said these were posted in the Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas. Curious, I did a little digging around the Internet. Sure enough, there is a […]

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Provocative Readings on the Future of Christianity

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In the last two weeks I’ve read three provocative pieces on the future of Christianity in general, and evangelical Christianity in particular. Two are books, one is an article. All three share certain things in common, though their visions for […]

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USA Today: Teens Losing Interest in Church and Church Camp

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USA Today features an article today that contains bad news for churches. “‘Forget pizza parties,’ teens tell churches“ builds upon research done by the Barna Group. In summary: Only about one in four teens now participate in church youth groups, […]

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A Christian Leader Opens His Heart and Sets an Example for Us

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I learned today that John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church, prolific author, and one of our nation’s most influential Christian leaders, is taking an eight-month leave from his work as a pastor, writer, and speaker. […]

What Kind of Theological Renewal Does the Evangelical Church Need Most?

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The Evangelical Portal of the Patheos website is featuring a new conversation called the Cross Investigations Group. Here’s how Patheos describes this endeavor: The Cross Investigations series encourages pastors, professors, authors, and bloggers to explore questions of import to the […]

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I’ll never forget the first memorial service I ever performed as a pastor. It was for a grandmother of one of my college students at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. I did not know this woman, but was the only pastor her […]

Should You Enjoy a Sermon?

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Recently I had the privilege of preaching at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. It’s always an encouragement for me to experience a vibrant, Christ-centered, mission-oriented church. Thus I felt invogorated to be part of this church for a […]

Intimate Fellowship and Complete Joy

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Part 21 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I began this series by looking at the sad situation that motivated John to write his first letter. Poor theology plus unloving […]

Intimate Fellowship Encompasses Four Common Ideas of the Christian Life (Section 2)

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Part 11 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series I began to examine several common ideas of the Christian life and their relationship to […]

Intimate Fellowship Encompasses Four Common Ideas of the Christian Life

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Part 10 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far in this series, I have been exploring the idea that the Christian life is, essentially, intimate fellowship with God and […]

Walking in Darkness and Light (continued)

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Part 9 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In yesterday’s post I began examining a passage from 1 John that uses the metaphor of walking to talk about how we […]

Intimate Fellowship Impacts Our Whole Life

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Part 8 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series A couple of weeks ago I was working away on a series entitled “What is the Christian Life?” I got about two-thirds […]

Intimate Fellowship with God and God’s People (cont)

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Part 7 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post, I showed how 1 John connects fellowship with God and fellowship with people in such a way that […]

Intimate Fellowship with God and God’s People

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Part 6 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I proposed that the Christian life is koinonia, which should be understood as intimate fellowship. This koinonia is […]

The Christian Life as Intimate Fellowship

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Part 5 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series, I asked: What is the life revealed by God? The answer of John in his […]

What is the Life Revealed by God?

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Part 4 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In the opening verses of 1 John, we discover some essential characteristics of the life revealed by God. First, it was “from […]

The Life Has Been Revealed

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Part 3 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I introduced the New Testament letter we know as 1 John. Written by a pastor for his hurting […]

Life for a Divided Community

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Part 2 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I began a new blog series I’m calling What is the Christian Life? If you missed yesterday’s post, you might check […]

What is the Christian Life? An Introduction

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Part 1 of series: What is the Christian Life? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I’m beginning a multi-part series on the Christian life. I want to try and answer a simple question: What is the […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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