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Rethinking the Nativity

25 December 2016, 12:39

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Used with permission from https://www.facebook.com/JAphotographyanddesign/

*Reposted from the original Rethinking the Nativity on Djibouti Jones and shared on A Life Overseas. It is a thought provoking and eye opening look at the culture around the time when Christ was born and truly shows the GRACE of His Story! ——————————- I am tired of the Christmas story. Clarification: I’m tired of […]

No Grace without Jesus

30 October 2014, 11:57

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There’s a new move away from the church these days. If that’s all it was, I wouldn’t be concerned. The church needs to get its act together in so many ways. We went from stuck in the past to stuck in the market. But I think that will happen over time. I think the church […]

When We Throw Stones

27 October 2014, 12:01

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“Let him who is without sin throw the first stone.” That’s what they say, when religious leaders are questioned about their abusive and manipulative actions. “We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect. You wouldn’t want somebody airing all your dirty laundry, would you?” As if building an multi-million-dollar “ministry” or “church” on the backs of vulnerable followers […]

Why is that Person your Friend?

23 October 2014, 06:00

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A commenter recently asked an obvious question of another: “Why do you think that person is your friend?” That rang a bell in me. There are times, when reading the stories people send me, that I ask something similar in my heart. Why do you think that person is your friend? Why would you keep […]

When Apologies Make it Worse

8 July 2014, 12:01

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Since Bill Gothard had to resign from leading his Institute in Basic Life Principles amid allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female staffers, he has made few public statements. But in private, he has been far from silent. An article published yesterday by Mother Jones stated: These days, Gothard says, he is busy “contacting people I’ve offended […]

Grace Overflowing

26 June 2014, 12:00

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Our sin, even that which continues in the Christian life, reveals the grace of God. Paul says, in Romans 5, that the grace of God overflows in greater measure than any sin. What that means, put simply, is that you can never “out-sin” God’s grace. Some people don’t like that. Or maybe I should say […]

Grace, Grace, and More Grace

1 April 2014, 06:00

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Editor’s note: The following article was written by Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of Billy Graham, and republished with permission. You can find the original post from December of last year, here.   The definition I give for grace in One-Way Love comes from Paul Zahl: Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to […]

Was It All Wrong?

27 March 2014, 06:00

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Okay, now we have left the legalist church/organization/teacher. Now what? Where do we stand? Do we throw out everything we learned? How do we sort out all of this? Does it all just need to go? I have been getting a lot of these questions lately. Doug Phillips and Vision Forum are gone. Bill Gothard […]

Merry Christmas!

25 December 2013, 18:00

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They Won’t Be Expecting That At Christmas time, I’m struck by how unexpected it all is. We expect a god to be powerful, mighty, smiting his enemies, concerned with his own glory. We don’t expect God to be born in a stable — a crying, scared, helpless baby. Don’t forget this. Don’t forget what God […]

Hiding

5 November 2013, 06:00

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The world sees narcissists as loud and seeking attention, at least the ones we call “overt.” For the most part that’s true, but those who know even the overt narcissists also know that there is much that the world does not see. In fact, there is much no one sees. Some of the narcissists I […]