Ash Wednesday Lent 1, 2021

Today is Ash Wednesday and our devotional series “But God…” begins.  It’s also a reminder that God is not sleeping or ignorant of our pitiful state.  He is both angered at sin and compassionate towards those who are faithful to repent, suffering under the yoke of sin (whether their own bondage/ addiction patterns or the […]

February 17, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God… 2021 Lent Devotionals

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. This year’s devotional series focuses on how to live between two worlds while holding onto your faith. What are these two worlds? City of Man which exists as a world of troubles, injustice, and strife.  City of God in which every tear will be wiped away, everything […]

February 7, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Christian Triage

If, as I asserted previously, there is discernment of hills to die on and ones to die to, I’d like to offer this pattern which mirrors the thoughts of Gavin Ortlund in his book “Finding the Right Hills to Die On” about issues that chronically divide the Church.   Summarized by Challies : In theological […]

January 29, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Christians, Discernment, and the Hill to Die ON

Come’on, Barb!  What are Christians supposed to do, just lie down and take it? Yes and no.What does it mean to submit to leaders whom God has given for His purposes when we look at Scripture and don’t believe that those leaders stand for the same things God stands for?  I hear you. This truly […]

January 27, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Hating Christians

Continuing our look at how Christians should respond to last week’s Inauguration, let’s acknowledge something we can call reality. For the Christians who voted for Joe Biden, you got what you wanted.  For the Christians who didn’t vote for Joe Biden, you didn’t get what you wanted.  But in both cases, God got what will […]

January 26, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joe Biden, a Dead Baby Theology, and a Prayerful Appeal for Calm

Still taking a break from the series on Epiphany to address a current and important need for calm, peace, and faith as millions of Christians experience doubts about God’s goodness and sovereignty.  Irrespective of your view of the recent Inauguration, one thing is true: millions of Christians feel confused. Given the volume of people reading […]

January 25, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Someone Needs to Hear This

Taking a quick break from Epiphany because the Lord laid on my heart that someone needs to hear this.

January 17, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Epiphany: the Lord of Life

If turning water into wine (John 2:1-11) was an epiphany revealing Jesus as Lord over Creation (a miracle since water usually requires multiple steps involving also sun, grapes, and time to become wine), this second sign Jesus performed displays His identity as the Lord of life. He didn’t even lay hands on the guy. It […]

January 13, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Epiphany-a Sign of Glory

The early life of Jesus of Nazareth is largely a mystery.  After the return of His family to Nazareth after their flight to Egypt while He was a toddler, and one instance at age 12, pretty much nothing is known about Him until His ministry came of age.  Even then, His hour had not yet […]

January 10, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Epiphany, a Call to be Faithful

Jesus was revealed as Christ the Lord to the lowest among humanity in the Jewish world: shepherds. (Luke 2:8-14) They didn’t just say, “Cool!” and go on their merry way, watching wayward sheep.  They didn’t keep the news to themselves, a “knowledge is power” idea or even fun fact for Jewish Jeopardy.  No, they acted […]

January 6, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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