Monthly Archives: April 2016

Avoiding the Extremes

Chapter 5 in Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White is all about finding the place where we can operate as Christians in a world that seems to love extremes. I wonder if some of this comes from … Continue reading

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Bridging a Gap

Chapter 5 in Adam Hamilton’s book Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White deals a lot with legalism.  As defined in yesterday’s post, legalism is “the act of putting law above gospel by establishing requirements for salvation beyond … Continue reading

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The Sweet Spot

As I begin comments on Chapter 5 of Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, today is the day I began my 2016 golf campaign [aka my first round of golf for this year]. The title of the … Continue reading

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On the Road toward Sanctification

John Wesley had a term for a Christian who was making headway to spiritual maturity, sanctification. He used the words “Christian perfection” to describe someone who reached a level of maturity that modeled things like selflessness, unconditional love and a … Continue reading

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Stages of Growth

Arrested Development: what does it mean? For some it is the tv show that ran on Fox from 2003 until 2006 about a wealthy dysfunctional family. For others, it has multiple meanings that come from medical and mental health history. … Continue reading

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Shining Examples

“Both came to the place where they held to their convictions while recognizing that others, with whom they disagreed, could be their brothers and sisters in Christ.” What is this quote about? Adam Hamilton is writing about two important people … Continue reading

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Paying Attention…

Life experiences can teach us a lot. As in I wrote in yesterday’s post, they can shape us, make us into different people, mature us, grow us, and give us new perspectives on life. Life experiences can also shatter our … Continue reading

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My Blessing and My Curse

This blog is not all about me but today I want to introduce my point by telling a little about my life. I love learning stuff. I tell you that because it is just me. It is not good or … Continue reading

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Modeling

What will heal the divide we have in our nation? Pastor Hamilton has the answer. The Christian Church. What are we going to have to do to start the healing? Pay attention to what we are modeling. He hits us … Continue reading

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The Hot Potato

I have agonized over this post. I have thought and thought about whether I should do it or not.   Inherent in Chapter 3 from Adam Hamilton’s Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White is a discussion of this … Continue reading

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