Category Archives: Poverty

The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Creates, Part 2

The Bible begins with this universal truth: God is the Creator. Not only are we all created by God; we’re also created a particular way, for a particular purpose. According to Genesis 1:27, all humanity bears the image of God.  … Continue reading

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Daily Bible: Leviticus 5-6

Lev. 5:11, But if his means are insufficient even for two doves or two young pigeons, then he is to bring as his offering for the sin he committed two quarts of fine flour for a sin offering…(CJB) By now … Continue reading

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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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The Question That Has Changed My Life This Year

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. — Eph. 5:16, KJV This year, our church has been studying Paul’s letter to the Ephesians with an emphasis on spiritual maturity. We’ve been seeking a more thoroughly grounded walk with Jesus, … Continue reading

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Mark 2

Reading for Tuesday, Oct 9: Mark 2 In Jesus’ day, there were myriad opinions on how the people of God were to live in anticipation of the coming Kingdom. The Zealots sought revolution through anarchy; the Sadduccees were notorious for … Continue reading

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Colossians 3

Reading for Wednesday, Aug 15: Colossians 3 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly … Continue reading

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Matthew 21

Reading for Monday, July 9: Matthew 21 Matthew 21 is such a rich chapter. We won’t be able to cover everything here, so feel free to weigh in with comments about the sections that we don’t cover here. Jesus rides … Continue reading

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Acts 3

Reading for Tuesday, April 10: Acts 3 After the wide-angle lens of 2.42-47, Luke shifts to an episode rife with particularity: two disciples (Peter and John) in a specific location (the Beautiful Gate) sharing Jesus with one individual in need … Continue reading

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Luke 6

Reading for Monday, March 12: Luke 6 Chapter 6 opens with Jesus in conflict with the Pharisees over Sabbath-keeping. It’s often easy to paint the Pharisees as strict legalists, the Torah watchdogs who want to murder Jesus for His less … Continue reading

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