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From Thanksgiving to Thank-focusing

Tweet There is nothing more traditional than giving thanks. And that’s above and outside of the day we’ve designated for it. This year, I’m aiming to discipline myself to be thankful for the truly best things, the things that cannot … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Soul Be Stolen

Tweet “It doesn’t shape character, as much as reveal it.”  What used to be the apt description for the game of golf has a better home now. Two homes, in fact: This election cycle Television We’re all feeling it. Those … Continue reading

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Reflections on Easter of Another Kind…

Tweet This year I spent Easter in a way like no other…with friends, at a bay area campground. Apparently Anthony Chabot was a pretty special guy in the day. His name is all over the place. Of course thoughtful evaluation … Continue reading

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Easter Eyes

Tweet Perspective is everything. If it can’t be set at Easter time, when can it be? Palm Sunday’s Perspective: “Public testimony concerning Jesus was never more right!” Good Friday’s Perspective: “Once and for all.” Easter Sunday’s Perspective: “Resurrection is unique … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

Tweet There are so many things I could be writing about this week. One feels like it matters most: Building Bridges in a climate demanding Racial Reconciliation. We are, by grace and identity, Ambassadors, Ministers of Reconciliation. I know the … Continue reading

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Ascension: Why all this works

Tweet The miracle of the ascension is more important to my mind, than ever before. The more I understand and appreciate the gospel, the more I realize it is not about me. I can’t save a soul. But this is … Continue reading

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It isn’t the full gospel without a commission

Tweet Jesus gathered “us” all together for a talk. He did so in the upper room prior to his death, and then again on the mount of ascension prior to that fifth gospel element. I say “us” because of one … Continue reading

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It’s Easter, and I have no place to go…

Tweet So much of our church identity is centered on gathered worship. THE one date Christians most gather the world over is just a few days away. I’m feeling the “loss” resulting from living as we are. It’s Easter this … Continue reading

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Resurrection…What Sets Us Apart

Tweet Every world religion has at least two things in common, in my surface observance. Each has a version of good works and obedience to systems that earn the favor of its higher energy, that grants future rewards. The second … Continue reading

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Crucifixion…Jesus Paid it All

Tweet Creation, our first point of “a full gospel,” implied the fall, if linked with incarnation. It is the fleshly nature that must be redeemed, restored. It’s not so much that we sin, but that we are by nature sinners. … Continue reading

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