Becoming More Christlike Than American: Part 7

Part 7: Answers about who “Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.” Acts 26:29 NLT If you’ve never read Acts 21-28, where Paul defends the faith in front of Jewish and Roman […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 8: “Teacher”

The focus of today is on the idea of a “teacher.” Over the course of my life, I have realized that my parents were a lot wiser and smarter than I gave them credit for. One of the realities that dawned on me when I became a parent was when I saw how many of […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 6: “Enter”

The Apostle John records Jesus saying these words in John 10:9, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” One of the great promises of the gospel, and one of the great promises of Jesus Himself,  is that God genuinely desires […]

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Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 1

Part 1: How we’ve become more like Jonah than Jesus. Christian, say these words with me, directed to yourself: Repent, and believe the Gospel. These are a part of the historic words of the Ash Wednesday liturgy. And yet most people don’t hear them anymore (since most of our churches have jettisoned the traditions for […]

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