Category Archives: Bible

Can’t Wait to Be Patient: A look at James 5:7-12

God is not willing to sacrifice your future to ease your present … He will make things right; you can depend on it. But, better by far, he will make you right – just don’t short-circuit what he is doing. You must be patient. You must trust him. Continue reading

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Tower of Babel

No matter what materials humanity uses to build that bridge – social engineering, religion, education, morality – none will reach nearly far enough. If a bridge is to be built, God must build it. Continue reading

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Religion Is Not an End in Itself

That is analogous to telling someone in Iowa that to get to the intersection of Forest Drive and Hicks Avenue in Annapolis, Maryland they must go east. It’s not that it isn’t true; it just isn’t very helpful. Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Artist

He paints his birds and fish and sunsets with hues so vivid and lines so bold that our most Avant Garde painters seem tame by comparison. Continue reading

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The Old Suitcase

Many people come to the Bible the way I go to that suitcase. They rummage through it, looking for anything interesting or anyone they might recognize. Continue reading

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Panorama

We look to the beginning, to creation, and then turn our gaze to the end, to the judgment and beyond, and at both the beginning and the end, we find the same figure. Continue reading

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