God Heals

By Guest Author | May 19, 2020

In the Gospel of John, Jesus’s disciples ask him on account of whose sin was a man born blind. Jesus tells them no one is to blame. This had happened in order that “the works of God might be made manifest in him” (9:3, RSV). …

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Life’s Angels

By Guest Author | May 18, 2020

“And behold, an angel of the Lord appeared” (v. 7, RSV). An angel visited Peter and led him out of captivity. Why, we may wonder, does this not happen in our lives? …

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God Hidden and Revealed

By Guest Author | May 17, 2020

While I was in seminary, the biblical scholar Samuel Terrien had just written his book, The Elusive Presence. He describes how God, in freedom, chooses to be revealed and, at other times, chooses to be hidden. …

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Making Myself at Home

By Guest Author | May 16, 2020

Continue. Remain. Dwell. Abide. All these words are synonymous with a way of being with God. The Message says it this way: “Make yourselves at home in my love” (John 15:9). …

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A Gift

By Guest Author | May 15, 2020

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13, NIV). Have you ever said “yes” to something and then walked away and thought: “What did I do? Why did I agree to this sacrifice?” Guilty! …

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The Gate

By Guest Author | May 14, 2020

In the Near East, shepherds would lead their flocks into a pen in the evenings. With one entrance in and out, the shepherd would lie down and become the gate, making sure he didn’t lose any sheep, even as he slept. …

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Unusual Justice

By Guest Author | May 13, 2020

Sometimes justice does not look like what we want. As the good shepherd in John 10:11 who laid down his life for the sheep, Jesus walked this path. …

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Humble and Kind

By Guest Author | May 12, 2020

In 2015, Tim McGraw released a song that soared to the top of the charts, “Humble and Kind.” The official video, found on YouTube, gives substance to the profound differences among the peoples of our world and the simple bond of our humanity. …

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Companion in Suffering

By Guest Author | May 11, 2020

Suffering comes in all packages. We suffer from illnesses and disease, we suffer in relationships with unresolved wounds, we suffer from our own choices and because of others’ choices, and we suffer under broken systems and systemic beliefs. …

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Changing Pastures

By Guest Author | May 10, 2020

We wrestle with change. As our post-modern culture continues to demonstrate dramatic differences in how people talk about faith, we are being called to change. …

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God Is Able

By Guest Author | May 9, 2020

“Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied’” (v. 8). Though Philip and the rest of the disciples walked with the Messiah, experiencing firsthand the miracles he performed, it was not enough. They still needed more convincing. …

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The Way

By Guest Author | May 8, 2020

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (v. 6). Thomas failed to grasp what Christ’s ministry entailed. He had his mind set on a worldly pathway. …

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