The Women of Easter Sabbath


Biblical Meditations, Luke, Theology
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“It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.  Now the women who had come with Him out of Galilee followed, and saw the tomb and how His body was laid.  Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.  And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment” (Lk 23.54-56). Luke […]

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April 14, 2017

The Masculine Gospel: All Girls Allowed


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Church Life, Galatians, Romans, The Gospel, Theology
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“Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Gal 4.7). The gospel of Jesus Christ is decidedly masculine but it is neither discriminatory nor chauvinist.  In fact, the glory of the gospel is wrapped up in its masculinity rightly understood.  Given the context of […]

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March 8, 2017

You Can Go Hungry by Christ’s Strength


Biblical Meditations, Philippians
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“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4.13) We love Bible verses that seem to amplify our abilities.  I love anything that tells me I have greatness inside me.  And if God himself tells me I can shoot for the stars then, well, who is to argue?  If Jesus strengthens me […]

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March 4, 2017

New Year Resolution: Better “Out Loud Time”


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Church Life
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It’s that time of year again.  Resolutions.  The New Year welcomes full gyms and empty bank accounts. For many Christians it also brings more attention to Bible-reading/devotional plans and “quiet time” discipline. I certainly hope to be more diligent in that respect. The “quiet time” has become stock language for Christians. By it we mean […]

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December 20, 2016