Should the Church be Relevant?

My wife recently sent me an article on why millienials are not involved in church. It seems that every day, I read another thought on why the church isn’t relevant to a new generation and what we should do about it (I seem to recall reading similar articles in the 80s about...

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Four Bible Verses About Love

  Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that we focus on romantic love, but God speaks of love 24/7. Here are four Bible verses on the nature and practice of love: “Love is patient, love is kind” (I Corinthians 13:4). Widely read at weddings, this famous verse (indeed the...

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Flamingo!

A while back, I was telling one of my fabulous stories when my daughter interrupted me. “Dad,” Abby sighed, “you’ve already told me this one.” “I have?” I asked. “Are you sure?” “Yes. You’ve been repeating yourself a lot lately.” I think this was my daughter’s way of telling me that I was...

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Will Heaven be Vetted?

I’ve seen this meme pop up after President Trump issued a January 27 executive order to ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries from coming into the United States. I’m not sure whether the creator of this meme is making a political or theological point – or perhaps both. Here’s what the...

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Grace in the Grocery Line

A fitness instructor at my gym was at the grocery store the other day. Two people were ahead of her in line: a middle-aged man and a woman in her 70s. When the total was rung up for the woman, the man pulled out some cash and paid her bill....

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