The Laughter of God

It isn’t that we aren’t doing things right, that we aren’t trying, that we don’t care. It isn’t that we have ignored God’s commandments or been unfaithful to Christ; it isn’t that we have become apostate. I spend a considerable portion of my time traveling around the country and for the most part, God’s people—with, of course, some significant and noteworthy exceptions—are doing what they ought to do.

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I Give You Permission

A Christian philosophy of boldness should include the believer’s rights. In fact, it would be incomplete without a list of believer’s rights. I used to teach that a believer has no rights…I was wrong.

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God Loves You…So Come Home

We all identify with the story of the prodigal son. It’s about repentance, sin and return. As Christians, it applies to us. We aren’t excused. We can’t separate ourselves from sin.

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Improper Messiah

Are you ever surprised by Jesus? What about irritated by him? Do you find yourself sometimes thinking that a Messiah, well, simply ought to be different? If not, then you’re not reading the Gospels.

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Life Without the Kicker

I asked him what he meant by “kicker.” My friend explained that a “kicker” was a hidden agenda. “Sometimes,” he said, “I get the feeling that the only reason Christians even talk to me is to get me to become a Christian. When you said that you were sorry for what Christians called me, I’ve heard it before but always with something else…a kicker.”I’ve thought a lot about what my ...

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