Category Archives: Forgiveness

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Now What?

A great legal victory occurred on June 24, 2022. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade after more than 49 years (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization).  The issue of abortion is returned to the states.  Now what?  … Continue reading

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Put On… (Colossians 3:12-15)

It is said that a tradition sprang up, in the early years of church history, concerning the garments worn following baptism.  The historian Philip Schaff wrote, “During the week following, the neophytes wore white garments as a symbol of purity” … Continue reading

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7 Spiritual Tests

The book of 1 John was written for four stated purposes: (1) “that your joy may be full” (1:4); (2) “so that you may not sin” (2:1); (3) “concerning those who try to deceive you” (2:26); (4) “that you may … Continue reading

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In The News: Brandt Jean (I Want to be More Like Him)

Botham Jean was fatally shot by Amber Guyger on the night of September 06, 2018.  It appears to have happened due to a tragic mistake.  Fatigued, and perhaps distracted, Guyger claims to have confused Jean’s fourth floor apartment for her … Continue reading

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Ghosting (Don’t Ghost Me)

Are you familiar with this word, and its modern usage?  I was not, until recently.  What does the word mean?  Here are some definitions – Psychology Today: “Ghosting… is having someone that you believe cares about you, whether it be … Continue reading

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A Sense of Urgency

I recently finished watching Ken Burns’ series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.  The 14 hour series weaves the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative.  He suggests that both Theodore and Franklin were driven by a … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: Paul – An Example of God’s Mercy

“I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man: but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief” (1 Timothy 1:13). Paul did much evil before his conversion to Christ (cf. Acts 9:1-2; 22:4; 26:9-11; Philippians … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). It is reported that Mohandas Gandhi once told the British Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin: “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Grace Not Debt

“Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” (Romans 4:4-5). The term … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Grace for Grace

“And of His fullness we have received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:16-17). There is a contrast between what Moses brought to man and what … Continue reading

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