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Christians, Deadlines, and Grace: Three Dangerous Implications (Part One)

I see three dangerous implications in how many Christians relate to deadlines and grace, particularly when deadlines have little to no meaning.


What an Umbrella Taught Me About Love

I was walking through New York City on a cold, rainy night in October. My earbuds rested in my ears giving me the semblance of purpose and focus with the music of isolation playing. My focus was on staying dry... Continue Reading →

Humor is like an invisible fence. We should be cautious of stepping outside of these two boundary markers.

Valley of Vision Prayer: Crucifixion and Resurrection

In the days leading up to Easter Sunday, I found myself coming back to one prayer in the Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions. The prayer I kept returning to is called "Crucifixion and Resurrection" and it resonated deeply... Continue Reading →

Today is "Maundy Thursday" of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday sets its focus on Jesus washing His disciples feet in the Upper Room recorded in John chapter 13. I am reminded of a simple but profound truth from Jesus' example. Foot washing... Continue Reading →

Lent Readings: Reflecting and Anticipating

We are nearly half-way through the Lent season between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. You may have a devotional or reading plan that you have chosen. If so, keep going! If you have not chosen a reading plan or would... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Prof: Two Influential Factors for the Future

At Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), if you mention the name "Prof" you will get a smile and a warm memory for the ministry of Howard Hendricks. He was one of my "heroes" that I never met. I heard countless sermons and... Continue Reading →

Social Nakedness: Three Areas We Are Vulnerable (Part Two)

In the previous post, I discussed two areas where we might feel socially exposed or vulnerable by sharing an idea and asking someone out. We put a little ourselves out in the open and we may not like what we... Continue Reading →

Social Nakedness: Three Areas We Are Vulnerable (Part One)

A few weeks ago, I took a course on conflict and communication. We discussed the varying levels of communication expounded upon in the book Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?. As I sat there and listened, I began... Continue Reading →

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