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I love the changing of the seasons of nature, and I love living in a part of the country where all four seasons are fully manifested.  In other words, our Fall is very Fall-ish, our Winter is very Winter-ish, our Spring is very Spring-ish, and our Summer is very Summer-ish. (more…)

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11011833_10207465329207603_1638278708850792123_n - CopySha’alu Shalom Yerushalayim (“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem”) is a Hebrew exhortation and blessing from Psalm 122 of the Holy Bible.  In this Psalm, God both exhorts us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and promises us a blessing, saying, “May they prosper who love you.” (more…)

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lent-cross-purple-370x263The Season of Lent is an annual time of intensified reflection and repentance. It is a time to recognize our poverty of spirit and seek the riches of God’s grace through more dedicated devotional reading, prayer and contemplation. (more…)

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Old Man PraysWe know that Muslims observe formal prayer five times each day, and we know that Christian monks and nuns observe formal prayer seven times each day, and we know that ancient Christian tradition calls upon every Christian to pray the Lord’s Prayer three times each day (morning, midday and evening). However, few people might know that the Word of God within the biblical book of First Thessalonians invites Christians to “pray without ceasing” (more…)

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butterflycrossThe New Year offers us a new chance to embrace the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ for ourselves and others.  And this ‘heart of the gospel’ is (more…)

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In last month’s article, I challenged the medieval concept of Penal Substitutionary Atonement, a well-established atonement theory that asserts Jesus essentially saved us from God by being our substitute for punishment. (more…)

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