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Missio on Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)

The story of Mary and Martha is challenging for me. As someone who believes that we are on Earth for a purpose and a mission, simply sitting back and listening – even to Jesus Himself – seems like more of … more »

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Missio on the Sabbath: Eternity Every Sunday

“It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist … more »

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Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath: Rest and Reliance

The weeks are busy. I feel as though I am constantly rushing through work and running to the next event. I am always looking at the clock to determine how best to squeeze in another meeting, phone call or errand. … more »

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Missio on Jesus and the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-14)

The condition of our hearts is a complex and complicated thing. Why do we do what we do? Why do we make the choices that we make? Why do we agree with some rules and disagree with others? This is … more »

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Missio on Ecclesiastes: Maybe I Shouldn’t Turn the TV Off

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … more »

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Missio on Ecclesiastes: Relational Investment

Last year one of my professors confronted us with the question “Can you know the world and still love it?” Right off the bat I wanted to scream “Yes! Of course!”, my pride swelling at what I saw as a … more »

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Missio on Ecclesiastes: Vanity and Meaning in Work

It used to be common to bind a New Testament together with the book of Psalms in a small, pocket-sized version.  The idea was that you heard the gospel in the New Testament and then responded to it with praise … more »

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Missio on Self-Reliance: The Mythical “Work-Life Balance”

When I have read Psalm 127, I have found it hard to connect its first and second half. The first half seemed to focus on the humility that human workers should have in light of God’s sovereignty, saying, “Unless the Lord builds the … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Reflections on The Revenant – How Bad Do You Want It?

Emerging from a late screening of Alejandro Iñárritu’s recent film, The Revenant, I was struck by the indomitable power of the spirit of man. The Revenant tells the story of Hugh Glass, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, an early-1800s fur-trader, blazing … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: The Lone Branch Bears Fruit

There are two things that I know to be true: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” – 2 Timothy 3:16 There is not a single verse … more »

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