Category Archives: Prayer

When Hope and History Rhyme: A Christmas Eve Meditation

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“Peace on Earth” has been called U2’s most agnostic song. Recorded as part of the 2000 release, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the song’s lyrics were inspired by the Real IRA Omagh…

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Best Books of 2016

Time for my annual list of best books I’ve read this year. (To access my previous “best books” lists, click here.) Each year I set out with a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Admittedly, that’s an … Continue reading

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Praying for Harrison

This young man is named Harrison. A few days ago, he was involved in an ATV accident. He suffered severe brain trauma and was life flighted to a hospital in Pennsylvania. He’s currently fighting for his life. I’ve never met … Continue reading

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The Ruin of Joseph

Tonight, the 87th annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood. Expected viewership in this country will be in the tens of millions. Meanwhile, half a world away, ISIL / ISIS continues to slaughter Christians at an alarming rate. The … Continue reading

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Turbulence

I spent part of last week in Honduras spending some time with the men and women of Mission Upreach, a church planting organization in western Honduras. I missed most of the subzero temps here in the Southeast and the ice-storm-craziness … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians 3

Reading for Friday, Dec. 21: 2 Thess. 3 As Paul closes this brief letter, he asks the Thessalonian brothers and sisters to pray for him (v1) and the work that he and Timothy and Silas have undertaken. Believers move as … Continue reading

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Revelation 8

Reading for Wednesday, Nov 21: Revelation 8 With the opening of the final seal, we see vivid descriptions of God’s judgment. Silence in heaven precedes the opening of this final seal (v1), which is appropriate (see Zeph. 1:7 and Zech. … Continue reading

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