Monthly Archives: March 2019

Get off the Bandwagon of Hate

Six days after the 9/11 attacks, in remarks made at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush told his audience, “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.” He went on … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire

James 3:1-12. (Listening time: under 24 minutes.)http://lockwoodchurch.org/media

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The Rebellion in the Garden

What happened in the garden was not simply wrong, it was rebellion. Continue reading

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We Must Not Think God Is Our Servant

Jeeves, with his boundless knowledge and seemingly infinite reach, is more than a little like God. Perhaps Wodehouse realized this, for he once described him as “a godlike man in a bowler hat.” Continue reading

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Dying of Loneliness: Faith Without Works

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media A sermon on James 2:14-26 (25 minutes).

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The Story’s Told That Adam Jumped (But I’m Thinking That He Fell)

In our world, we have beauty and cruelty, hand in hand; wisdom and insanity, side by side. We have the glory of Bach coming out of Weimar, and the barbarity of Hitler coming out of the Weimar Republic. There is … Continue reading

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The Other Problem of Pain

C. S. Lewis’s book, The Problem of Pain, was published in 1940. In it, Lewis responds to an argument against the existence of God that goes something like this: An all-good God would not want his creatures to suffer; an … Continue reading

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Something Has Gone Dreadfully Wrong

“We often talk of man’s ‘bestial’ cruelty, but that is. . . insulting to beasts. . .” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Continue reading

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Humans Are the X-Factor: God’s Biggest Risk?

God has painted on a very big canvas. But do you know what the centerpiece of his creative genius is? It’s you and I, and the people around us. As far as we know (though there is much we don’t … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Failure and Success: Learning to Pay Attention

I was driving on a primary north-south route before dawn. A half-mile away I could see a car coming toward me with his bright lights on. When he went down a hill and disappeared from sight, I turned my bright … Continue reading

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