For Anyone Who Has Ever Doubted God’s Presence…

Posted in The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on May 15th, 2016 by (461 views)
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This one’s for anyone who has ever doubted God’s presence—and I’m betting that’s all of us. Or maybe I’m the only one. But I know I’ve certainly had the experience of praying and feeling like my prayers are getting stuck somewhere in the popcorn texture of our apartment’s stucco ceiling. That experience of longing for […]

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Does Forgiveness require a Relationship?

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 18th, 2016 by (562 views)
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For Lent, we’ve challenged our congregation to read through the Gospels in 40 days, and have encouraged people to post questions that come up from their reading. This question was important enough that I decided to reply here so others with similar questions can see it, and so I’d have the space to give it the […]

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Opportunity in Opposition

Posted in Christian Living, Sermon Snippets, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 2nd, 2016 by (534 views)

Although most of us are familiar with the passage in the Book of Romans, which reminds us of how our gracious Father God is able to use all things to our benefit, when bad things happen to us, we may still become baffled and even hurt. We know that God has promised to use everything […]

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Gallstones and Grace

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on January 10th, 2016 by (568 views)
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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28   It wasn’t my intention to spend several days of my Christmas vacation in the hospital having emergency surgery on the other side of the country. Like […]

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Feeding Jesus

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on December 14th, 2014 by (724 views)
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On the second Friday of every month for the past 5 years, a group from our church has cooked dinner and shared it with the men and women who live at Union Station Homeless Services.  This Friday was one of those nights. The interaction I had with one of the women from the shelter was […]

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