Tag Archives: Mercy

Please, Lord, save me from Your followers!

“Jesus’ enemies are not his only problem.” – Dale Brunner Today I learned that a very prominent member of my denomination of Southern Baptist was released from his position as president of our largest seminary. That, along with several high-profile … Continue reading

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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 Drift

It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle… David remained at Jerusalem.    2 Samuel 11:1 It was generally believed that he was about 50 years old or so at this time. … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Judge!

Judge not, that you be not judged.~ Jesus Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Sons

Love suffers long and is kind… bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~Saint Paul “What punishments of God are not gifts?” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien. I know you are looking at what happened last Tuesday and … Continue reading

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A Sin Too Far

Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him… Matthew 12:32 As a pastor I certainly have discovered over the years … Continue reading

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