Category Archives: Christian walk

5 Beads and the meaning of life

Last year about this time I went with a few people in my church to do “street witnessing” at one of the multitude of local fairs that happen each autum. The guy who leads the breakfast group I attend has … Continue reading

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The humility of faith

I was commenting on another blog recently and used an old idea about the difference between comprehending and understanding. Reflected in these words is a subtle difference in the attitude of the one coming to knowledge. Comprehend implies grasping and … Continue reading

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Answered Prayer?

My church has a been going through the process of recruiting a new Minister. Our old Minister was tremendous, but his age and the size of the church caught up with his high touch style and he had to retire. … Continue reading

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So great a cloud of witnesses…

I’m reading Children of God (spoiler warning), the sequel to Mary Doria Russell’s Si-fi work The Sparrow. In the book there is a passage where the author describes the experience of a transformation from believing in God, to experiencing God in a … Continue reading

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… so be good for goodness sake.

I’ve been doing some recreational reading recommended by a co-worker, a sc-fi book “The Sparrow”, by Mary Doria Russell. While I was reading the other day, a bit of dialogue jumped out at me. I was struck by the following exchange between … Continue reading

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One of those moments…

I had one of those moments in church yesterday. You know the kind, where something is at once broad, deep and high, profound and sublime. The kind of moment that defies expression. Yet here I go trying to express it… … Continue reading

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The words of Life

I woke up this morning thinking about the struggle of faith. There is a struggle between the flesh and the spirit, between truth and lies, between darkness and light. As Christians we are told of this struggle, warned that it … Continue reading

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Sin

As Christians we understand that “good works”, behaviors that are characterized as loving toward our neighbors, are not the criteria for sanctification (i.e. holiness).  We also understand that our behavior must consist of “good works”, like – being loving toward our neighbors. This … Continue reading

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The Gift

Salvation is the free gift of God. Salvation is not something we earn, that is to say it is not by works (of goodness or righteous behavior). Anyone who has heard the Gospel of Christ has heard this message, and yet… We … Continue reading

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A Personal God

I was thinking the other day about how we relate to God. What struck me was how personal our God is. Now when I say “our God” I mean Jesus the Christ. This train of thought actually began with something … Continue reading

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