Category Archives: The Resolution

Compelled: Looking Back

With my first post of 2008, I laid out my New Year’s resolution: to do only those things that were compelled by the love of Christ. With 2 Corinthians 5 as my motivation, my goal for the year was to … Continue reading

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Abounding in Hope

I came across a verse in my study today that I’ve never fully absorbed before. But it was one that especially resonated with me. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that … Continue reading

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The Jesus Creed

In The Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight challenges his readers to pray / recite the Jesus Creed every morning and every evening for 30 days. The Jesus Creed comes from Mark 12:28-31 where Jesus is asked which commandment is the most … Continue reading

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It Keeps No Record of Wrongs

There’s this guy that owes me thirty bucks. I “loaned” him some money a few years ago on the promise that he’d pay me back the next week. That never happened and now, years later, I’ve pretty much resigned myself … Continue reading

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Love Is Not Easily Angered…But What About Justice?

So I’m two months in on this resolution to try and live out the love of Christ. Some of you have asked how that’s going. I think I can illustrate with two examples from this week. On Tuesday, I was … Continue reading

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It Is Not Rude

I hung up on a telemarketer last night. I could tell as soon as I answered the phone that it was a telemarketer. I could hear the sounds of phones ringing and other people talking in the background as soon … Continue reading

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The One You Love The Least

In my quest to be compelled by the love of Christ in 2008, I’ve started collecting quotes that reflect the magnitude of this love. Here’s one of the most haunting ones I’ve come across. I really hope this isn’t true. … Continue reading

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God In Action

(Those of you who don’t live in Huntsville don’t have to read this.) A good friend of mine told me recently that she heard a preacher once say, “Love is God in action”. If that’s true, then we have a … Continue reading

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The Subject of Every Verb

Terrence Fretheim, in his book The Pentateuch, makes some interesting observations regarding the rhetorical features of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. In addition to the portrait of God as Creator, Law-Giver, Judge, and Savior, an entirely relational … Continue reading

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Librarians Hate Me

Librarians have always hated me. I don’t know what it is. But I’ve always butted heads with librarians. For someone who loves books as much as I do, this is problematic. The first run-in I remember occurred when I was … Continue reading

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