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Why Christians Feast through Judgement

Judgment is an appropriate theme for the end of one year and beginning of the next, because we often put ourselves on scales (both physical and metaphorical!) at this time and figure out how we are measuring up. How is my marriage? How am I doing at my job? Where is my relationship with my children? The year end is often a time of measuring ourselves. But we also should as...

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The Gift of a High Priest

One of the great gifts that Christians celebrate at Christmastime is the gift of a high priest. To modern ears, receiving a high priest for Christmas sounds like it might be in the former category. A high priest? What am I supposed to do with that? But when we stop to consider what the priestly implications of Jesus’ ministry for us are we realize that a high priest is a...

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2022 Book Recommendations

What I'm Reading: As for what I'm currently reading, there are several books on the go: Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life by David C. Innes. This book is a primer on what the Bible teaches concerning government. John Knox by Jane E. A. Dawson. Dawson has written a very engaging biography on the Scottish Reformer John Knox, a key figur...

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Worth the Wait

This season, which Christians have called advent, is a time of longing and expectation. We put ourselves in the shoes of ancient Israel, knowing that their promised king would one day arrive. But we are patiently waiting, not for his first coming, but his last. I want to write about (1) the importance, (2) lack and (3) worth of waiting for Jesus’ second coming, as we cou...

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Don’t Get Played

Conservative Christians are increasingly being caught up in the political/cultural issues and less zealous for Biblical ones....

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