Good Work: Gift

We’ve all had the gift that sat on the shelf and gathered dust. Maybe we had grand intentions about using the gift, but we never enacted those intentions. It stayed on the shelf until we gave it away. God is a gift giver. God gives gifts to show us who God is and who we […]

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Good Work: the Best Promotion

I had a teacher once who was waaaay to excited about the quadratic equation…and derivatives and position and velocity and acceleration. He would teach about these things by singing about them to the tune of ’80’s songs. So picture a song about the quadratic equation in the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” This […]

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Living Conviction: Faithful Action

We are well scripted in another time another place thinking. In elementary school, we’re cautioned about what lies ahead in middle school. In middle school, we’re told about what we won’t get away with in high school. In high school, we’re prepared for the rigor of college. In our careers, we work for promotions and raises. Such […]

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Living Conviction: Vantage

We aren’t exactly sure who wrote the Letter of James. Whoever it was, it is written with a tone of assurance–which may have been the result of a dramatic shift in conviction about who Jesus is. So, the writer looked out onto the world from a different vantage point. The writer started looking out from the Risen Jesus. […]

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Back to Living

A man in “gleaming, bright clothing” said to the women who came to the tomb of Jesus, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised.Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, […]

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