Category Archives: Thinking Theological

A Theology of Glory

I have felt for sometime that something was wrong. I have never been able to clearly convey the thoughts I’ve had. It has always come out muddled and sounds too much like whining and complaining. I have long sensed a … Continue reading

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How to Act in Church

When I was a child, the adults use to talk to us often about our behavior in church. There were certain things that you could not do that seemed written in stone. There was a proper way to act in church, … Continue reading

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God and The American Dream: A Question Worth Considering

What if God desired that you live all your days in a difficult and unloving marriage? What if He asked you to continue pursuing in love a spouse who is unfaithful and who does not love you in return? Or … Continue reading

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The Great Exchange

It’s coming to be called Cultural Christianity. Although my pastoral battles with it are relatively recent, it is not a new phenomenon. William Wilberforce battled it, and wrote an excellent treaties against that “prevailing religious system,” masking itself as “real Christianity” in 19th century England. Besides not … Continue reading

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Sprinkled Clean

To live life honestly is to live with the weight of our conscience declaring that we are guilty. As much as we want to believe that we simply make mistakes, we get constant reminders from our conscience that what we have … Continue reading

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Religious Feelings

We have all had wonderful experiences that have left deep impressions upon us. And religious experiences leave some of the more powerful feelings. They make us feel alive, strong, encouraged, and near to God. Although they are spiritual experiences, they … Continue reading

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God in Our Lives

Speaking with a pastor friend the other day, it seems we shared the same frustration. Trying to communicate the God of the bible to people is never easy, but we seemed to be having a particularly difficult time getting people … Continue reading

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Jesus? Not In This Life.

I was in a meeting of about 25 to 30 people and when they found out that I was a pastor, as often happens, the subject turned to Jesus. It turned out that most of them were Christians. As I listening … Continue reading

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