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A Ransom for Jerusalem

Harness the steeds to the chariots, inhabitants of Lachish; it was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion, for in you were found the transgressions of Israel. Micah 1:13 Aha! Here Micah gives us the beginning point. The … Continue reading

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Loaves, Fishes, Perfume

It is not a matter of how many loaves we have in our hands, but whether or not God has blessed them. ― Watchman Nee While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came … Continue reading

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The Foolish Virgin

I was that foolish virgin. And all those around me were likewise. We pick up the story in Jesus famous parable after the ten young women have fallen asleep waiting for the bridegroom to arrive: At midnight the cry rang … Continue reading

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Human Refuse

Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, … Continue reading

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Every Plant

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you … Continue reading

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Son of God

What Kind of Man is This? Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves … Continue reading

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The Aluminum Cross

Imagine the following advertisement: NEW! The perfect gift for the stylish disciple on your list! Had enough of those bulky, clumsy wooden crosses? Why should carrying your cross be burdensome? Well, say goodbye to the sore back, the painful splinters, … Continue reading

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Backstory

I’d like to do something dangerous. We understand, as astute Bible students, that bringing an extra-biblical background to the Scriptures is fraught with potential problems. We ought not, we are told, make assumptions about the things we see in the … Continue reading

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The McKinley Worship Protocols

In an endeavor to couch my criticism of modern evangelical worship music in positive terms rather than negative ones, I propose the following Protocols as basic principles for designing a worship service: ONE. The congregation is the most important entity … Continue reading

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Terms of Peace

I believe there is an unoccupied space at the intersection of Christian music, creative writing, and biblical theology. I’d like to see more efforts by poets & musicians to create songs that depict biblical truth in new and interesting ways. … Continue reading

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