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A Beginner's Guide to Eternal Life
Romans 6:12-23
A Beginner's Guide to Eternal Life

In political columnist Michael Kinsley’s book Old Age: A Beginner's Guide, he advises people to seek "long years of good health, not long years of simply breathing in and out."... more

A Cup of Cool Water
Matthew 10:40-42
A Cup of Cool Water

In this text, Jesus talks about giving the thirsty a "cup of cold water." He could have said, "a cup of water." But he didn't. Why? ... more

True Mirror
Romans 7:15-25a
True Mirror

We love mirrors. We must because they're everywhere. Now comes the True Mirror, a mirror that allows us to see ourselves as others see us.... more

Rebrand: Life in the Spirit
Romans 8:1-11
Rebrand: Life in the Spirit

Nissan, IHOP and Alphabet are all examples of rebranding. So is "Christian."... more

Fake Food, Fake Faith ...
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Fake Food, Fake Faith ...

A lot of people like to cover their pasta with a liberal layer of parmesan cheese. It's possible, however, that this cheese has a lot of filler, like wood shavings — sawdust, basically. It’s fake cheese.... more

Good Pain? Really?
Romans 8:12-25
Good Pain? Really?

"No pain, no gain." This is the mantra of health-fitness people. They make a reasonable argument. But is all pain good pain? And if not all pain is good, then how do we respond?... more

Ask Yahweh
1 Kings 3:5-12
Ask Yahweh

Ask Siri, or Alexa, if you must. But don't forget to ask Yahweh -- YHWH, for short -- because Yahweh gives good advice and is never wrong!... more

Solidarity Feeding
Matthew 14:13-21
Solidarity Feeding

In Argentina and elsewhere, refrigerators are popping up on the sidewalks of a few cities. Inside is food for the hungry and homeless.... more

Joseph and His Visible Thinking
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Joseph and His Visible Thinking

"Visible Thinking" is a tool to help us understand how we come to arrive at a perspective we did not previously enjoy. "I used to think ... but now I think ..."... more

Faith Badges: Crosses and Conversations
Romans 10:5-15
Faith Badges: Crosses and Conversations

A cross necklace or ashes on your forehead are called “faith badges” by some sociologists. Other badges include the Hindu bindi (red dot) and a Mennonite woman’s white cap. If you’re wearing one of these “badges,” you are perceived as reliable and trustworthy.... more

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