Tag Archives: Jesus

Did Jesus die for our sins?

Did Jesus die for our sins? That’s a common question the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Jesus took on the sins of the world, suffered and died, so that we might have eternal life. Right? This was the point … Continue reading

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Republican Christians

Not since the Reformation has the choice been so clear. On one side, Christians who read the red letters of the Bible and find in the teachings of Jesus a call to help the poor, support widows, orphans and aliens, … Continue reading

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Middle class Messiah

Recently I wrote: The Bible is clear. Jesus is with the losers, not the leaders. Jesus was an unemployed Palestinian. A Syrian refugee child. A Honduran roofer. Jesus is the dark-skinned woman cleaning your table, your hotel room, your office. … Continue reading

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Joy

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Why Christians should oppose banning anyone

Because the Bible says discriminating is wrong. Scripture says favoritism is wrong. For example: “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold … Continue reading

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Division

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We are ALL loved

I attended a charming Christmas pageant a few weeks before Christmas. The small church in a small town is probably close to 100 years old. Can you imagine all the pancake supper fundraisers that paid for this? They were lovely … Continue reading

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A Christian nation? No, thanks.

Scripture tells us that when the Israelites lost faith in the Lord, they demanded a king (1 Samuel 8) and as a result a lot of bad stuff happened to them (most of the rest of the Jewish scripture). Despite … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid

As a year ends and another begins, I pause to reflect upon the year gone by and consider the year to come. The Roman god Janus was the god of gates, halls, doors, and doorways. The god of beginnings and … Continue reading

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The Christmas celebration ends with an empty tomb

The story begins with the Christmas celebration of the birth of a baby. The story ends with an empty tomb. Let us not rush to get there, but let us not forget how this story ends. We celebrate the birth, … Continue reading

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