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Forgiveness is not for Wimps

So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went, throwing stones and flinging dust at him. (2 Samuel 16:13) Leonard Cohen, the legendary 82-year-old Canadian poet … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

The king said, “Is there anyone remaining of the house of Saul? (2 Samuel 9:3) In virtually every gangster films there are some very predictable tropes. It doesn’t matter which film it is. Films like The Godfather trilogies, Donnie Brasco, … Continue reading

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The Dance

David was afraid of the Lord that day; he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come into my care?” In King David’s spiritual haste to bring the Ark of the Covenant back to his home town, they all … Continue reading

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Sacred Companions

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. 1 Samuel 18:3 Jonathan’s love entered David’s heart in a way that Saul’s hatred never could. –Eugene Peterson Of all the forces that mark us, … Continue reading

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Weird Stuff Jesus Said

Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life… ~ Jesus Whoa. Imagine … Continue reading

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Fierce Spirituality

When I was a twenty-eight-year-old pastor I thought it would be a good idea to preach through the book of Romans verse-by-verse. I was out of my depth. If you have ever spent much time in the book you might … Continue reading

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Holes to Heaven

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!…Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues… Revelation 18:2,4 Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and … Continue reading

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