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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 Dreams


Our joy and our longing are not always related. . . . It is the joy of God’s fulfillment, not the longing toward the dream’s fulfillment, which should be desired. Continue reading

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40 Questions About Calvinism


Everything you wanted to have foreknowledge of but was afraid to ask. . . . 🙂 Shawn D. Wright. 40 Questions About Calvinism. $24.99, 320p., Kregel Academic. In 40 Questions About Calvinism, church historian Shawn Wright tackles many issues about … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Crown


Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12) Be faithful unto death, and I … Continue reading

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Trinity without Hierarchy


A defense of the equality of the Trinity. . . . Michael F. Bird & Scott Harrower, eds. Trinity without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology. 352p., $25.99, Kregel Academic. In response to those complementarian theologians who assert that the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Gifts   


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy-two from a few weeks ago. The seventy-two certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your … Continue reading

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And Then There Was One


The title (and subtitle) says it all. . . . but more from the author if you’re not convinced. . . . Mary Echols. And Then There Was One: An Emotionally Raw Journey through Spousal Grief. 118p., $13.99, Deep River … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Blessings        


You could spend a lifetime dealing with what Jesus brings up in the Sermon on the Mount. And you will. Eternal life starts now. Continue reading

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