Category Archives: Identity in Christ

Learning to Pray, from Jesus

Besides looking at the instances of Jesus praying, there are several challenging passages where Jesus taught us more about praying. I will look at the shorter passages, and not deal with the larger passages of Matthew 6, and John 17, … Continue reading

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Like Jesus Prayed…

Recently, while studying for a class I am teaching about the Lord’s Prayer, I came across a simple and beautiful observation about Jesus and his prayer life. I’ll share it with you. Now, I will tell you something about my … Continue reading

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What Do You Say, Then?

Gerald Ford There comes that moment when someone we know suffers a loss. A loved one dies, or there is a diagnosis of an awful disease … perhaps there is a loss of a career, or a loss of relationships … Continue reading

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Don’t Say It… Don’t Say It…

I am no expert at this, thankfully, but I think I must have picked up some difficult to understand things about grief. I hear it called “sitting with grief”, and maybe we can share our various definitions of it. I … Continue reading

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Women, Men, and Language: Four Easy Steps to Better Church Leadership

Originally posted on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another:
Naming Rights – what’s in it for women and men? Which of these sounds most natural to you: Women and men. Girls and boys. Ladies and gentlemen.…

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The virtue of Father Christmas

Originally posted on Laura Droege's blog:
The Christmas conundrum: To allow Santa or to not allow Santa, that is the question. Of all the things that divide Christians, this has to be one of the most seasonal controversies. Along…

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How To Get Along With People Who Voted Differently-5 Suggestions For Saving The World

Originally posted on Amy R. Buckley:
“Who’s your candidate?” A Facebook friend asked me last week. “Only God and the angels know,” I responded. Truly, only God and celestial beings saw the boxes I colored in, with a black marker,…

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Godly Women Teaching Godly Men is Godly (and Biblical)

Originally posted on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another:
It’s not a matter of whether the Bible says women should teach men. It’s a matter of the Bible showing women actually teaching men, and no one…

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Go Love An Enemy and Call Me in the Morning

An encounter from my early days of pastoral work has recently come to mind, perhaps because I don’t yet understand it. This happened in the early 70’s at a church that had just called me as pastor. Speaking with one … Continue reading

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What is it to Live Genuine?

Three more “Minutes” from my book, Marriage Minutes, available from Amazon.com What Do You Do?…..  Being Real…..  and Thinking Marriage Minute # 174 What Do You Do? Recently, at a dinner, several people who didn’t know everyone at the table … Continue reading

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