Tag Archives: Sin

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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Missio on Gen. 3: The Leak in Our Tanks

One of my favorite songwriters, Jason Isbell, wrote a song full of advice that his father gave him through the years. It begins, “[If] you wanna grow up to paint houses like me, a trailer in my yard till you’re … 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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Wait, Few Things are Needed?

Living in Washington D.C., the mecca of the politics, one rarely hears words like Jesus’ to Martha in Luke 10 – “few things are needed.” The DC culture promotes juggling many activities simultaneously so you can advance as quickly as … more »

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Stumbling Along, Longing for Grace

Stumbling along, longing for grace. I don’t think we do better than that… in any part of life. Last week we spent Sunday morning with the people who call themselves Grace Vancouver, and I found myself reflecting on its name, … more »

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Doorways to Transcendence

“Windows to transcendence” is the metaphor the brilliant sociologist Peter Berger offered, describing the way we see and don’t see the reality of the world around us. He argued that the Enlightenment vision of the modern world has closed those … more »

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Relational Healing

A physician mentor once told me, “Healing is not simply transactional; it is highly relational.” In December of 2009, my father revealed the unexpected news that my mom had cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I was terrified. My mother, the All-American … 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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Screaming Louder than God

Work often seems to scream louder than God when I walk into my office on Massachusetts Avenue – especially in light of Genesis 3:17b-19: Cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the … more »

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Living the Blame Game

I live in the midst of the blame game – I work for a general contractor.  In the construction industry, you exist in this middleman role between the owner and architect who hire you to build a building and the … more »

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