Archive for February 2016

After Contrition, Then What?

Psalm 51 is a favorite for many Christians. Psalm 51:19 states: “My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a contrite, humbled heart, O God, you will not scorn.” Many of us may have these words from King David memorized. As important as this verse is, I want to draw your attention to what is…

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“STUFF” HAPPENS

Perhaps here in my weekly writings I write too much about our sinfulness. When I am giving talks and retreats though, I draw attention to the fact that our BROKENNESS comes about through more than just our sinfulness. In addition to being broken by sin, we are also wounded by the world. That is what…

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The Worst Sin

Today as Lent is about to begin and as we start the process of preparing ourselves for Easter, I am conducting a little, yet very important, POLL. I feel confident this will help you throughout Lent. Here in the United States we are in the midst of some hotly contested primary races for the Presidency.…

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M.A.S.H.

Think of all of the wars that have been fought throughout history. Now use your imagination and picture for a moment being one of those soldiers. In your mind’s eye try to see yourself lying injured on a battlefield. The wound is serious. You are bleeding profusely. You hear the cries of others around you…

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