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Wisdom

“It is not within our power to place the divine teachings directly into someone’s heart. All that we can do is place them on the surface of the heart so … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

In Ashes and Flames

At the children’s sermon during this week’s Ash Wednesday service, 50 or so children crowded the front of the church. I explained that for centuries, Christians have put ashes on … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Love Test: Do you really love God and others? (The Jesus Creed, part 6)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight   I’ve been having a dialogue with Scot McKnight on spiritual growth over the last several weeks, as our church has studied his book, The Jesus … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Markers: What Real Love Looks Like (The Jesus Creed, part 5)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight   Below is an online interview/dialogue on spiritual growth I had with Dr. Scot McKnight, a New Testament Professor at Northern Seminary and the author of … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Cost of Real Love (The Jesus Creed, Part 4)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight     My church, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, is studying together Christianity Today’s Book of the Year, The Jesus Creed. Below is an online interview/dialogue on spiritual … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding a New Start (The Jesus Creed, part 3)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight   Below is an online interview/dialogue on spiritual growth I had with Dr. Scot McKnight, a New Testament Professor at Northern Seminary and the author of … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eight steps to help cure loneliness

Studies show that Americans, and most people in the western world, are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. On a previous post I discussed loneliness and offered a psychological test to … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment
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