Delayed But Not Denied

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Never lose sight of the fact that God’s actions in our affairs always fit into God’s grander Kingdom purposes. In that scheme of things evil never has the last word. Oppression, violence, tyranny, injustice and the like are stamped with an expiry date. Do not lose heart. Do not give up. God’s justice may seem to be delayed but it is never denied

Divine Meaning In Disaster

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As we seek to figure out how now shall we live I ask that we ponder deeply the perspectives on divine meaning in disaster. May our choices align with rather than fly in the face of God’s Kingdom purposes. If and when we set in motion a cascade of hurtful consequences may we spare no cost to throw ourselves upon God’s mercy and may our eyes be open to see the tremendous doors of opportunity for greatness and human nourishing that are available to us even in disaster.

Adoption A Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Recently one of my esteemed colleagues described Christmas as a time when persons invent new ways to get into debt.  As we pause to reflect on the incarnation I’d like to suggest that we consider the notion of timing and grappling with knowing what is required at this time in our nation’s history so that […]

how to stand up for your faith

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Hymn writer, George Duffield’s poetic prowess is matched by his theological soundness in the words, “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; stand in his strength alone; the arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own: put on the Gospel armor, and watching unto prayer, when duty calls, or danger, be never […]

why should your defend your faith

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Why should you defend your faith?  Can you defend your faith? In today’s Grace hour episode we address the issue of the defense of the faith. Marked by humility and a firebrand straightforwardness reminiscent of Jesus is Jude, the author of the penultimate book of the Bible.  Jude makes a strong appeal for the defense […]