Category Archives: Devotional

So Why Did Jesus Mention Sodom, Anyway?

That’s been a big mystery. It’s what he doesn’t say that helps us. It’s what he could’ve said but didn’t that matters, too. There’s a kind of awkwardness, I think, because we wish he had used that opportunity to make … Continue reading

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New Book: “Two Men in One Bed: The Galilee Incident”

Something happened to Jesus’ earliest followers that we’re beginning to put together. In the ultimate scheme of things, what happened involved very few. But these free spirits and the rule enforcers lived at a pivotal moment in history. Their experiences, … Continue reading

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“When Does It Stop?” When It Stops.

Originally posted on Wrestling With God:
Today on Facebook, a friend of my uncle’s asked him, in all (apparent) seriousness: “So what, a statue comes down, that person was a racist, they don’t deserve to be memorialized. But what next?…

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Trump Flag

  Today is Monday, August 28, 2017. The scheduled end of the Trump presidency is 3 years and 4 months away. A lot can happen in that time, and few things can be predicted.. For example, Joe Arpaio was recently pardoned … Continue reading

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Perfect Bible? Perfect Jesus? How about John’s Perfect Love?

A Reader named David made this comment recently. Wrong again, Rob.  God never said “Jesus alone is the perfect” in I Cor 13.  This is a modern addition/perversion of His word.  The original Greek says “that which is the perfect thing’.  … Continue reading

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“Why Should I Let You Into Heaven?”

(Reposted from 2011 under a new title by Ron Goetz) My sister was born with brain damage. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. The doctors waited 24 hours before deciding to perform an emergency C-section. This was fifty-two years ago, before … Continue reading

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Durban Muse

  My Facebook friend Nicky took this picture from the porch of her home in Durban, South Africa, and posted it. I think she posts one every day, but I don’t know for certain. I’m not on FB regularly.   There’s a beach, of course, … Continue reading

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Hating Sin: A Motive for Ministry?

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Loyalty: Spider’s Web, Titanic, or Original Design?

It took the Mormons and the Southern Baptists over a century to forsake much (but certainly not all) of their institutional racism. In rigid, authoritarian institutions, it takes multiple generations to sever the strands of the web. Many are bound … Continue reading

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