Tag Archives: Jesus

DID JESUS DIE FOR A BUILDING?

A friend of mine visited Bulgaria last summer, and while he was there he went to see one of the largest church buildings in the world. He said the cathedral was stunningly beautiful and ornate. The architecture alone was amazing, … Continue reading

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CAN'T YOU BE MORE LIKE JESUS?

I have an older brother, and when we were kids, Rob possessed the very useful talent of always appearing to be completely innocent. No matter what mischief we had gotten into together, when we were caught, I would get in trouble and … Continue reading

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LOVE COSTS EVERYTHING

This Sunday at 7:00 pm, my Church in Idaho is hosting the simulcast of the new film “Love Costs Everything.” TWO HUNDRED MILLION Christians face real persecution worldwide. Incredible to consider, isn’t it? Francis Chan is the host of the … Continue reading

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EMBARRASSED BY THE CROSS

A few years ago I was the guest at a particular church, leading worship and doing a few of my songs. I sang “Remember” – which is about communion, the bread and the wine. I talked a little about the … Continue reading

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"IS EVERYTHING SAD GOING TO COME UNTRUE?"

A few thoughts about Easter and The Lord of the Rings… There’s a part near the end of the third book (“Return of the King”) that strikes me so powerfully. The character of Samwise Gamgee encounters a dear friend whom … Continue reading

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THE FIRST RULE OF MAO

At a party not long ago, I got roped into playing a bizarre card game called “Mao.” There are a lot of rules to this game, but the first rule is that, if you’ve never played before, no one can … Continue reading

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HAPPY POST-CHRISTMAS TO YOU…

By now the presents have all been unwrapped. Some of the toys are already broken, and possibly some still need to be assembled. The tree is dropping needles like crazy and we’ve all eaten much too much food. Was it … Continue reading

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