Does Forgiveness require a Relationship?

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 18th, 2016 by (563 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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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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When to “fake it”

Posted in Christian Living, Thinking Theologically on June 15th, 2012 by (877 views)
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I’ve been thinking about the idea of “fake it till you make it.”  In regards to love or serving God this means though you might not feel like loving or serving someone you pretend you do until hopefully you come to a point in which it becomes a genuine outpouring of love and service rather […]

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The First “I Love You”

Posted in Christian Living on November 12th, 2009 by (1,060 views)
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How We Met I met Maggie when a friend (Justo) and I crashed a house party we had heard about through another church in LA. Maggie was the hostess. She caught my attention when she sat down and joined an ongoing conversation about education and politics. “Now,” I thought, “a girl who can break the […]

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Love Beats the KKK

Posted in Christian Living on August 29th, 2009 by (1,444 views)
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We’ve talked a lot about Jesus’ call for his followers to love their enemies and not return violence for violence. Here’s a video that talks about “how one old black man defeated the entire Ku Klux Klan.” The powers of Christ-like love are real.

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