Tag Archives: Faith

Beyond Belief – Do You Believe in Miracles? Yes!

On February 22, 1980, sportscaster Al Michaels uttered the greatest phrase in the history of sportscasting: “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The occasion, of course, was at the end of one of the biggest upsets (if not the biggest) … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief — Faith and Doubt

As we make our way into a series of posts on apologetics (explaining or defending your belief in Jesus), let’s start by exploring the foundations of faith and doubt. Before beginning today, I’d like to remind everyone that everything I … Continue reading

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Another Moses Lesson: Slow & Ugly Success Is Still Success

Have you ever run into a dead end, an end of the road that you hadn’t expected? Did you wonder when–or even if–God was going to show up to make things right? You’re not alone. Anyone who has developed an … Continue reading

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Fear No Evil

In a previous post, I wrote about how the Lord, as my Shepherd and yours, restores our soul if we let Him. This focused on verse 3 of the 23rd Psalm. This time I’d like to focus on the next … Continue reading

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Dance of Three–or Four

Imagine that you’ve been wandering through the desert for days. You’re overheated and parched, starting to become confused. Maybe it’s not too tough to picture on this midsummer evening… Out of nowhere, you stumble upon a cottage. Lights on, blinds … Continue reading

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Why Moses Couldn’t Go Into the Promised Land

In (virtual) church today, we heard a great sermon today by Pastor Andrew Arndt from New Life Church (East) about the end of Moses’ life, as recounted in Deuteronomy 34 (also the end of that book, as well the Torah). … Continue reading

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Not Equipped?

I was recently reminded of the bleak but genius “Hunger Games” series of books by Suzanne Collins. Her writing is full of insightful observations on the human condition, and one quote that came to mind in the midst of this … Continue reading

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Being Resurrected by the Resurrected King

One week removed from Easter, how are you feeling now? How long did the Easter glow last? For me, Holy Week 2020 was a deeper, richer experience than normal, thanks to the forced rhythm of life being slower this year … Continue reading

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Ultimate Come-from-Behind Victory

So Good Friday wasn’t how it ends. Just when all hope was lost, actually after the final buzzer, Jesus makes the final play that wins the day, wins the week, wins eternity for us. Jesus of Nazareth, the unlikely Messiah, … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward Emmaus

Now what? It’s Holy Saturday, the time between. For those who had been following Jesus, who had left everything and put their faith in a carpenter from a small backwoods town, believing he was the Anointed One, their dreams had … Continue reading

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