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Pharisee

The Best Drink Ever

I have a love affair with sugar.  Not just desserts, although chocolate chip cookies and brownies are at the top of my favorite foods list, but with drinks too – namely, Coke and Starbucks iced chai. Sometimes, just to make... Continue Reading →

Me and Big Bro

I would consider myself a Bible nerd. That is to say, from a young age, I was the kid who knew all the right Bible answers, and I was very proud of that fact - like in a prideful, judgey... Continue Reading →

Grace for the Spiritual Perfectionist

  O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing... Continue Reading →

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, an annual remembrance throughout the Christian world of the death of Jesus. To be honest, I don't often like to think about Jesus' death - I mean really think about it.  I can think about it theologically or in... Continue Reading →

Soul Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your... Continue Reading →

Submission is Liberation

Don't worry.  I'm not forming some kind of fascist religious group.  But “submission is liberation” is written underneath a rather unlikely passage of my Bible.  I noticed it the other day as I was puzzling over what it means to be surrendered or... Continue Reading →

Jesus Loves Pharisees Too

Over dinner at Christmas Conference last week, one of my co-workers asked me what I was going to write my first book about.  I laughed, since I’m not planning to write a book, but then I thought about it.  “What... Continue Reading →

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