No Greater Joy

All of my adult life I have been a teacher. I am in my element when I am helpingĀ people understand the message of the Bible and what following Jesus entails. The season that I am currently in has allowed for (even demanded) moments of deep reflection. This week I’ve been thinking through the things that […]

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The Lens of Time

It has been said that time heals all wounds. Unfortunately that simply is not true. This Monday I made an unscheduled stop at the place where I grew up – in the shadow of the Sears Tower (yes, it will always be the Sears Tower to me). My simple post to Facebook – just three […]

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JOY Is the Fruit of the Spirit

Once again we are tempted to settle for a mere cultural definition of what this attribute looks like. I like to say that joy is primarily different than happiness in that it is not dictated by circumstances. When we think of the answer to the question, “Are you happy?”, most often we mentally visit our […]

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Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit

Most people get nervous when you start talking about spirits. Most Christians reach a different level of nervousness… one never thought possible. To be fair, willy-nilly (yes, this is a deep theological term) and home-spun interpretations of the Holy Spirit’s work in today’s world have left those outside of a more charismatic understanding more than […]

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