Tag Archives: Redemption

Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning (Again)

We all live our life by some narrative, even if it’s only “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” The narrative frames the activity and gives it meaning.  Of course, most of us have lived our lives … more »

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Scary Stories: Breaking The Hold Of Darkness

The author of Hebrews sends a poignant message to his readers when concluding the famous “Hall of Faith” passage: by faith the saints overcame. When picking out memorable biblical passages, this one should top the list, as it summarizes God’s … more »

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Anxiety: “What More Can I Say?”

Sometimes, humans can be stubborn.  Most times, humans will be stubborn.  I have always had to fight the temptation of pride.  When I was younger, I would be under the impression that my way of doing something was the best … more »

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Telling Stories: Once Upon A Time…

Since we were toddlers, people have told us stories.  Almost every child knows the phrase, “Once Upon a Time…”  Storytelling is in our nature.  We love the adventures, the unexpected twists, a little bit of trouble, and especially the happily-ever-afters. … more »

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Missio on Joseph: Growth Through Suffering

At some point in life, each of us will be in a position of leadership.  Some might be in prolific leadership positions, perhaps CEO’s or political leaders, while some might inhabit seemingly more humble positions such as parents leading their children.  No matter the position, however, all leaders are … more »

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Redemption Where We Least Expect It

A basic tenet of Biblical Christianity is that sin deserves punishment, more specifically the eternal punishment of Hell.  Such a view may be unpopular in today’s world and society, but there is no sense in denying that the Bible teaches … more »

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Dancing Through Visions of Vocation

Judi Daniels began reading our offerings in the last year or so, and this past fall came to a retreat where I was speaking at the Laity Lodge in Texas. See this for more on that. With a friend, she … more »

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Where Hope and History Meet

“I want to tell you a story….” and most of the time, young or old, we’re drawn in, hoping for a good story. Stories and story, narratives and metanarratives. In the modern-become-postmodernizing world— the world of whatever —the best we … more »

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Missio Advent – What’s in a Name?

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 The opening sentence of the Gospel According to Matthew contains an eternity’s worth of theology in the meaning of Jesus’ name and … more »

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