Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lost in the Shuffle

I have been a listener in far too many of these conversations. “Poor people deserve what they are getting; they have brought their situation on themselves.” “Poor people would be ok if they would just get a job. They are … Continue reading

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Transformation…

“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Too often in the minds of many Christians, having the experience of being born again is it. Once they accept Jesus … Continue reading

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The Christian “Big Tent”

Before we get too far into Pastor Mark Labberton’s book The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor, we need to talk about the “big tent.” Sometimes Christians think their view is the majority view in the faith, especially those Christians … Continue reading

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Social Injustice and the Christian

When one is discussing a book with the title The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor, it goes without saying that the book is probably going to deal with people who are downtrodden, people who have serious needs. How do … Continue reading

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“Eat Your Broccoli”

So far, Mark Labberton’s book has declared that the heart is central to a Christian life. If a person is to change and help another [a neighbor], it will require a change of heart for most of us. Social influences … Continue reading

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Construction of a Heart

It is such a cliché. It is a new year and in a new year, people resolve to make changes. I hate to admit this, but maybe I have fallen prey to this type of thinking. Yesterday I set a … Continue reading

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The Ordinary Heart

The ordinary heart. Pastor Mark Labberton’s book The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor says the ordinary heart gets in the way of loving our neighbors, seeing our neighbors through the eyes of Jesus. The ordinary heart that we all … Continue reading

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