April 4, 2018

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Ain’t no such thing as a useless human

I’m living proof that God uses damaged goods. Here I am, a victim of incurable cancer (yes, I’m a victim: it is what it is), and I’m scheduled to lead a two-day seminar on healing prayer at St. Paul’s Church on 156 River Road in Willington, CT. So God really does use wounded healers. 

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March 30, 2018

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Death Between Thieves

Today, Good Friday, compels us to remember the death of deaths, when the incarnate God — the essence and source of life itself — chose death so we could participate in his essence. Christian thinkers stand in awe of this day and often drop in profound insights. Sample the following quotes. CS Lewis, from The […]

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March 24, 2018

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The Week of Weeks

We’re about to enter into those climactic, universe-rattling days, otherwise known as Holy Week, a week of focused worship.

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March 19, 2018

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Patrick: A saint for all Brits

Written on Saint Patrick’s Day, 2018 I’m swilling a Guinness while listening to Pandora’s Irish music on Saint Paddy’s Day. I’d say my Celtic ancestors were smiling, but many of them came from the very nation that oppressed the Irish for centuries. Then again, so did Saint Paddy. He was a Brit kidnapped by cruel, […]

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February 22, 2018

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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February 21, 2018

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Good-bye, Billy Graham

Graham was not perfect (why do I even need to say that?), but he was – for lack of a better term – a humble gentleman who showed more grace than most of his opponents.

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February 20, 2018

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A Living Anachronism Helps Kill Children

Our debate over gun regulation dances around the obvious: The fears and assumptions of a previous century reach into ours, groping like an alien’s fingers until they find us and strangle us.

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February 15, 2018

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Lives Sacrificed On An Altar of Cliches

So here we go again: An assault rifle designed for war is used to snuff out innocent lives. And, again, we feel paralyzed. Our political leaders defy the predominant will of gun owners, let alone the majority of citizens, in their quest to channel the NRA’s cash flow into their campaign coffers.

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February 7, 2018

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Evangelicals Favor Dreamers

Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech in which she appealed for the safety of so-called “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who have lived in the US since they were children. They know no other country. Was she aware that the National Association of Evangelicals supports her? The organization promptly issued this statement on […]

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