Palm Sunday Thought

God the Father condemned Jesus for my sins.   Jesus died to have me.   Despite the fact that I was a sexual deviant, disobedient to my loving parents, nasty to friends and acquaintances, and a drunken revolver, the God who is Father and Son and Spirit authored a plan to adopt me.  The Gospel,... Continue Reading →

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This Man Deserves It

 For all his fornications, he is guilty.  For his selfish manipulations and lusts, every teenage violation of his future wife, he is unquestionably guilty.  For all of his anger, his petty hatreds and grudges (which he so often carries deep under his skin, where he thinks no one can see), he is guilty.  The... Continue Reading →

She Must Not Be Silent

It seems to me that 21st century Western culture says that the church may be fine, but should stay in its own sphere and not really effect public life.  By contrast, God says that the church is His instrument of salvation and reconciliation in the world, and that, however much Hell would like to triumph over... Continue Reading →

How I Apologize to My Kids

*There seems to have been some interest in these practical family and parenting posts.  I do not write as an expert in anything.  This is simply one sinner saved by grace explaining his best approach to those awful 5 minutes after slamming a door or yelling at his children, when he realizes he behaved like... Continue Reading →

To the Lost and Abused

You are not forgotten.  You are not irrelevant.   This world of sin and sinners is often a place where young girls are sexually abused.  Where little boys are ignored by their fathers or beaten by their fists.  Where the small or disadvantaged are trampled by the anger or selfishness of warped men with warped... Continue Reading →

Love and Hate

A Christian should have many loves, because the God He sees and knows as beautiful is the God who made this world.  And, like everybody, all of his hatreds flow from his loves.  But with the healthy  Christian, this principle works out for the benefit of the wider world. The Christian whose heart is in... Continue Reading →

Texting Romans 5:14

   Just in case it'd be helpful, I'm passing along my answers to some questions someone texted me about the Romans 5:14.  The person was reading the NIV translation of it.   Happy Monday! Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Death and Easter

Death will not get the last word. It spoke what it had, every last syllable of its harshest lie, and couldn't keep Him behind the rock. Him.  The Christ.  The God-man come for sinners. In a world with dead bodies, there is no hope unless there is resurrection.  God made a world of trees and... Continue Reading →

480 Atomic Bombs

   Somewhere around 250,000 people died from the 2 atomic bombs the United States dropped on Japan to end World War II. Multiply that by 240 and you have how many human beings have been murdered by abortion in in America since Roe v. Wade. Do me a favor and re-read that sentence and then... Continue Reading →

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