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And many scoffers will say: “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  2 Peter 3:4 How long is Advent? As the…

But the lawyer wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29 Please won’t you be my neighbor? For more than three decade, Fred Rogers began his show by singing…

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Do you know the laws…

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  “Come,” Jesus said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. Matthew…

But the Lord said to Jonah… “Should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand…

As a pastor, writer, and leader, I have a real-world stake in understanding how individuals and groups of people discern God’s intent for their lives. For believers, worldview and practice pivot on an understanding of…

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3 If you’ve had…

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; …

The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1:1-2 Just for fun, right where you’re at, reach out and grab a…

Is Jesus Christ opposed to religion? That question centered a recent conversation I shared with my colleague Niccie Kleigl on her radio program, Living in the Sweet Spot. Our dialogue pursued a number of comments…