God’s Love-Hate-Love Relationship With Us


Christian Life, Theology

If you’ve been in church for any length of time you’ve been admonished to “love the sinner, hate the sin.”  That is a helpful corrective to those of us who sin ourselves.  Every single person is an image-bearer of God and worthy of the dignity afforded the highest of God’s created beings (Gen 1.26f.).  To […]

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August 11, 2015

Jesus Makes Nothing out of Something (and That Means Everything)


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Church Life, Galatians, The Gospel, Theology

Paul wrote Galatians to confront and combat the attempted Judaization of the church.  Such was arguably the backdrop behind many of the New Testament letters. Intoxicated by the air of religious supremacy, Jews sought to enslave (Paul’s word for it) Gentiles under the burdensome yoke of Torah (cf. 4.7, 25; 5.1). Anyone wanting to be part […]

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February 7, 2015

Moonlight Graham & Christ’s Field of Dreams


Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Philippians, Romans, The Gospel, Theology

Archibald Wright “Moonlight” Graham was a baseball player.  He was also a doctor.  He was immortalized in the classic American baseball film Field of Dreams.  And he can illustrate the glorious mystery of Christ’s incarnation. Moonlight Graham spent seven seasons in the minor leagues, even having a cup of coffee with the Memphis Egyptians in […]

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January 1, 2015