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Truth Matters

I’ve always been puzzled by the idea of the unforgivable sin, identified in Mark as blasphemy against [...]

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Preaching about Sin and Forgiveness

Two brief stories illustrate the difficulty of preaching about sin [...]

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Returning Gifts

This month, I invite you to explore with me a time-honored, traditional stewardship approach that has made [...]

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Cue the Music

When I was a young boy, I accidentally memorized the books of the New Testament. I say [...]

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Preaching Immanuel among Cynics

I recently came across a survey asking respondents’ attitudes toward [...]

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A Sincere Gesture

I recall many years ago a national politician who was known for his awkward and contrived way [...]

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Spiritual but not Religious

I heard those words again last week: “We’re spiritual but not religious.” I hear them [...]

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Delivered with Love, From Me to You

On Confirmation Sunday, I was reminded once again of an [...]

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Weightier Matters: Faith, Justice, and Mercy

As I prepare this month’s column, the scripture that refuses [...]

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Preaching in an Exilic Age

I am trying to discern whether we have entered an era of Christian exile in [...]