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Was Jesus’ first miracle a liquor run?

I read a book recently that cast a different light on not so much who Jesus was, but perhaps more “how” Jesus likely was.  There was not dispute that Jesus was the Son of God and Messiah.  The questioning was … Continue reading

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Legalism

As mentioned in previous posts, I am re-reading, “What’s so Amazing About Grace”? by Philip Yancey.  Yancey examines the function of grace and how it does or doesn’t tend to be applied in our lives, particularly in North American church … Continue reading

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Distilling the Gospel?

A profound quote from author, Philip Yancey, in his book, What’s So Amazing About Grace? “It has taken me years to distill the gospel out of the subculture in which I first encountered it”. This sentence sums up so much … Continue reading

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The risk of forgiveness

One of the subtle difficulties of forgiveness is its riskiness… “Though wrong does not disappear when I forgive, it loses its grip on me and is taken over by God who knows what to do.  Such a decision involves risk, … Continue reading

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