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You’re Trying Too Hard

You’re Trying Too Hard

Nov 1, 2012

Why do we always try to make things so complicated? Life. Love. Faith. Our walk with God. Churchy terms like salvation and righteousness sometimes give us the impression that our day to day life requires special activity to achieve a harmonious existence: one where we’re living in reality in the here and now, at peace with our fellow human beings, and in...

Rescue Passages

Rescue Passages

Sep 17, 2012

This lifeline is for all the people who have been beaten up by church and family, told they were unacceptable to God because they did not live up to someone else’s religious standards. For those who have had their faith shakened, who have had the gift of Scripture turned on them, hammered by “clobber passages”, below is a selection of...

One word that makes all the difference

There I was, minding my own business, innocently browsing through endless Facebook posts from my infinite number of friends (never been more popular in my entire life!), and I noticed that one buddy in a moment of excitement and adoration wrote out the doxology as his status. “Praise God to whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below....

Meditation over Morning Coffee: Grace & the Law (ongoing)

You know that principle of synchronicity? It’s the idea that a coincidence of events can somehow seem related in a meaningful way. I’ve been re-invigorated lately by new perspectives on Grace — that whole simple yet staggeringly profound force of God’s favor given to us, completely undeserved and unearned by us. In fact, we CAN’T...