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See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

Lay Down Your Old Identity (Part 1)


Many Christians today believe—or at least live as if they believed—that Jesus died solely to forgive them; and that because their messes are now cleaned up, they can go on with their lives as if Christ had no further claims … Continue reading

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40 Questions About Salvation


Keeping this one simple… from the publisher site: This newest contribution to the 40 Questions series continues the tradition of excellent research presented in clear, user-friendly writing. 40 Questions About Salvation makes sense of one of Christianity’s most disputed doctrines, covering the … Continue reading

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Lay It Down — one more introduction


“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you” (John 15:13–14). We read these words in John 15, and take great comfort … Continue reading

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Baja’s Wounded Healer: On the Frontline of the War on Human Trafficking


Virtually speaking, I’ve known John Stevens for close to two decades (although we finally met in person and ate fried chicken on my back porch last year — it’s all in the book . . . OK, briefly alluded to … Continue reading

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Bible-in-Life Curriculum


Let’s ease our new audience in, with a somewhat small-group friendly curriculum (at least at the level I write for). . . . Bible-in-Life. Student book $5.99; teacher guide $10.99. David C. Cook. Bible-in-Life is a multigenerational bible study, from … Continue reading

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So, not quite as long time no see, but still…. I’ve been thinking a lot about what to keep, what to toss, and what to rehash. 🙂 And here’s where I’ve landed, on all my social-media fronts: First: I don’t … Continue reading

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Long Time No See. Here’s Some Stuff to Read.


Hey there. Been awhile since I’ve wanted to invest energy in blogging (or really, had energy to invest), but this seems like a decent time to start dipping my toe back into the self-promotional waters. But it’s been awhile — … Continue reading

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