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An Umbrella Theology for Easter Monday

I was blessed today to read a devotional taken from the Confessing Church Movement of the United Methodist Church. I am thankful for the umbrella metaphor applied to Jesus’ great high priestly prayer for us by Dr. Jameson Jones, formerly … Continue reading

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Au Contraire, Jim DeMint Does Know His US History

Recently, I interviewed Jim DeMint for my radio show to discuss his new book, Falling In Love With America Again. Some remarks he made on the show, especially about slavery, have been burning up the blogosphere. Many of the articles … Continue reading

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And There Were No More Fire Ants in That Day: Remembering Easter Sunrise Service in the Cemetery

I will never forget, as a boy, the site of an Easter sunrise service by one of the churches in our community. Their tradition was to process from the sanctuary of the little white clapboard building across the road and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: A Dangerous Day

“The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who … Continue reading

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Easter Hope—Based on Facts of History

Jesus sells. That’s why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter. I’ll never forget the evolution of a … Continue reading

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Shaping the Still Unshapen: Hope in Sovereignty

It is easy to despair when the vicissitudes of life and the entropy of the world conspire. Yet Christ’s Gospel never shines so brightly as when placed in front of the black pall of the uncertain and the inexplicable. Scripture … Continue reading

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What Would the Framers Think of Evicting Churches from NYC Schools?

A new court ruling has determined that churches can no longer rent public school facilities. Churches in New York City can be evicted from the schools. Despite the good they do in the community, they could be out in the … Continue reading

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The Wedge Issue—Reflections on World Vision

What happened last week with World Vision should make us all take notice. The billion dollar evangelical charity announced they would accept same-sex marriage when hiring employees. The reaction to World Vision was swift and unambiguous. A number of high-profile … Continue reading

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Great Movie — “God’s Not Dead”

There’s an old joke in Christian circles that goes like this: Someone had written in graffiti the famous quote from the 19th century atheist philosopher: “God is dead. Signed, Nietzsche.” Underneath it, someone else wrote: “Nietzsche is dead. Signed, God.” … Continue reading

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Dealing with Suffering—”How a Wounded Bird Flies”

A song written and recorded to help meditate upon Christ through affliction. 2013-2014 © Words and Music by Michael Milton, Bethesda (BMI). If I could identify My pain with His suffering Then I could realize His life in mine If … Continue reading

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