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On heirs and spares…

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In his newly-released book, Spare, Harry, Duke of Sussex, has made public much of his grief and disappointment in his relationships with his family. He shares his struggles from the tragic and very public loss …

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A merciful God for a complicated people

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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)” When this verse is presented in church, the skeptics in the room immediately wonder what happened between the God who commanded his people to …

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Why I’m not tempted to apostate

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I hope this title is appreciated, and that the article is appreciated at least half as much as the title. I enjoy approaching serious subjects with a casual, Kermit the Frog tea sip before I …

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A Triumph of Love

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My last essay, A Birthday (and Holiday) Lamentation, was a very personal exploration of some serious challenges in my life currently. It is a hard and sad post. Yet, there is hope. My wife, Pamela, …

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10 Christmas Quotes

10 Christmas Quotes

For Christmas this year, I decided to gather ten Christmas quotes from some of my favorite ministers and theologians. As I was putting them together, I realized that they were all from different denominations and …

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