Category Archives: Love Others

Politics: The Ideology of Idolatry

I’m convinced that the great idolatry for many of us is our deep commitment to our political ideology. The past few months have been difficult for all of us. I’ve taken to saying things like, “We’re all playing hurt,” and … Continue reading

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Quick to Love

These words were written in 1868, but they are poignant for our time as well: Life is short. We do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So, be quick to … Continue reading

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Be Gracious: A Quarantine Prayer

Turn to me and be gracious to me… Psalm 86:16 Let’s face it: we’re spending a lot of time with our loved ones in close quarters these days. I’ve found myself saying this repeatedly over the past few weeks — … Continue reading

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Scarcity and the Abundance of God

I have a confession to make: I am really struggling with a scarcity mindset right now. A few nights ago, I went out to the store to get some bread. When I got there, this is what I found:  I’ve … Continue reading

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The Antidote to Contempt: Thoughts on the National Prayer Breakfast

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering in Washington D.C. hosted by members of Congress. It was a wonderful experience and I was grateful to receive the invitation. I was especially … Continue reading

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Make My Heart Fertile

Yeshua asks me, What keeps your heart fertile? Continue reading

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Daily Bible: Leviticus 3-4

As I said in the last post, there is gracious provision supplied by God at the beginning of the “holiness code” we find in the book of Leviticus. A Christian reading of these texts is usually filtered through Paul (or, … Continue reading

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Daily Bible: Leviticus 1-2

I’ve decided to start this year by reading the book of Leviticus. For the past couple of years I’ve referred to Leviticus as “the daily Bible reading killer” and it’s mostly true: many a New Year’s resolution has been foiled … Continue reading

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A Theological Reading of “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts”: Church

I just finished Neil White’s fantastic memoir In the Sanctuary of Outcasts. White spent 12 months — spring 1993 to spring 1994 — incarcerated at the minimum-security Federal Medical Center in Carville, Louisiana. What made this incarceration unique was the “convergence … Continue reading

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A Missional Way of Life

Have you ever noticed that laughter is contagious? The video is actually a social experiment. With hidden cameras set up at a local bus stop, an actor is sent in among the “regular” folks. As you can see, at a … Continue reading

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