Cross Walking

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Finio Roher, of the BBC, writes of the slow death of  “walking.”   Roher reminds us that Charles Dickens,  William Wordsworth,  and Virginia Wolf were famous for their long walks.   Bruce Feiler, discovered fame by “Walking the Bible.” Before Jesus walked up and down Palestine (cf. The Miles Jesus Walked), the […]

Zero Odds

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What are the odds? Will be involved in a drunk-driving accident sometime in your life: 2 out of 3 Get married at least once by the age of 30: 11 out of 20 Will have a marriage ends in divorce: almost 1 in 2 Can get away with murder: almost […]

Wearing God’s Clothes

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In my experience, Paul’s frequent admonition, “Become What You Are” is one of the most maddening principles in the Christian life. It’s the age-old struggle between works and grace  (aka the push-pull of life).  On the one hand, we are to “let go and let God”(cf. Colossians 3: “Let the […]

Job the Theologian

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God cross exams Job (cf. Job 38-40).  It’s remarkable in many ways but can you imagine if Job was member of a progressive theological seminary?    Here’s how it might go. The LORD addressed Job the Theologian out of the storm and said: “Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the […]

Seeing the Invisible

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Why do so many Americans claim “none” as their religious affiliation?    The “nones” believe in the hidden hand of the free market, the unwritten constitution but do not embrace the invisible God who makes visible.   (i.e. the gods of America have better press corp than the spokesmen for the […]

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