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It Had To Be That Way…

Chapter Three of John Stott’s The Cross of Christ* promises a “look below the surface,” in fact that is what he entitles his chapter.  As we leave Basic Christianity and return to The Cross, we recall the previous in-depth discussions … Continue reading

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Coming to Believe…

How do we come to believe what we believe? I spent my teaching career instructing people about how to communicate better.  My favorite class to teach was a course entitled interpersonal communication, which is the study of how humans talk … Continue reading

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The Knot at the End of My Rope…

Let’s imagine that it seems like everything in your life is falling apart.  You literally embody the phrase “I am at the end of myself,” meaning that you have lost control and you can see no bright future ahead.  At … Continue reading

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“You can be assured, God will Provide…”

Trying to establish that Jesus Christ was a “self-centered Messiah may be a “stretch” for many Christians  because so much of Jesus’ teaching centers around living a humble life.*  Yet in the previous post entitled “Jesus Christ, the Self-centered Messiah” … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, the Self-centered Messiah

Self-centered: “concerned solely with one’s own desires, needs, or interests.” In his book Basic Christianity* John Stott attempts to provide evidence that Jesus Christ is God.  His contention is that if someone seeking a foundation for Christianity cannot believe that … Continue reading

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“It’s Time To Get Back To Fundamentals!”

Recently I have had some serious questions about my Christian faith.*  I was “born again” in 1998 in the midst of personal upheaval.  I found God in that upheaval.  I have referenced that many times in this blog so let’s … Continue reading

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“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”

In John Stott’s book The Cross of Christ, he vows to devote his whole book to an in-depth analysis of the meaning of the cross for Christians.  In “Chapter Three” entitled “Looking Below the Surface,” he has considers the deep … Continue reading

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What Will Our Acceptance of God’s Will do for Us?

“Jesus Christ died for you!”  This is one of the more common statements one hears in Christian circles; most Christians just accept it as a foundation of our faith.  I have heard countless preachers say that to their congregations.  “Jesus … Continue reading

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Remember Him…

This past Sunday my church celebrated communion.  Once again, I heard the familiar words about the bread and the cup:  “’This is My body, which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me’…In the same way, after supper … Continue reading

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“Our Response” *

“It is important to realize that the basic ideas of Christianity rest upon the idea that God made the first move”  [from St. John Studies, “In the Beginning,” January 27, 2021].  God spoke the world into existence,  God acted in … Continue reading

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