Category Archives: Beauty

To My Beloved Multi-Ethnic Families

A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of preaching from Genesis 10-11. (Sermon audio: here) In the midst of the message, I expressed the difference between race and ethnicity. Race sets strong boundary marks. You are born in a … Continue reading

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A Greater Grace than Discovery

Though I debate more than I probably should, I really don’t know the rules to “formal debate.” This means I won’t be turning in a scorecard for the Nye v Ham debate. I would imagine that creationists generally think Ham … Continue reading

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3 Strikes Toward 15 Wonderful Years

Today I celebrate 15 years of marriage to my beautiful bride. Congratulations (for I certainly “married up”) can be sent by way of cash. Condolences to Charity (for again, I “married up”) can be sent as cash. For whatever reason, … Continue reading

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Betrothal and Perpetual Adultery

As we’re working through our “Prototypical Marriage” series at our church, week three dealt with the pain of divorce and broken marriages. In so doing, we find ourselves in Matthew 19:1-12, and specifically at verse 9: “And I say to … Continue reading

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Why We’re Doing a Marriage Series

Starting April 15, our church will be taking a 7-week look at marriage. The series is basically rooted in Genesis 1-3 and is looking at God’s original design and intention for marriage . Before we enter into the series, I … Continue reading

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Christmas Music You’ll Want

I refuse to believe I’m the only one who often feels like he’d rather take a spork to the eye than listen to Christmas music. (And I’m not just talking about the really bad stuff like this, this or this.) … Continue reading

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14 for 14th

14 years ago today, the most amazing woman I have ever met said, “I do.” We had dated for 25 months (12 of which were our way-too-long-engagement), but had known each other for 9 years (5 years quite well). Once … Continue reading

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Catch 22

Yesterday, I laid out that Jesus spoke of the Patriarchs as they literally existed. Jesus uses a hermeneutic which suggests we should also believe in their real existence and the literal nature of the narrative. But how do we handle … Continue reading

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Literal Typology

I am surprised how many other pastors I talk to resist a Christ-centered hermeneutic. But as we talk, I realize they are anticipating something altogether different than what I intend. To preach Christ (or study in your own reading) from … Continue reading

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The Greatest Self-Centered Sermon Ever

44Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must … Continue reading

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