Category Archives: Gospel

Learn the Gospel

  How do we communicate the Gospel in an increasingly pluralistic world where our claims of truth find a very different reception from even a generation ago? Can we be truly effective in our present-day context if we lack a … Continue reading

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Things May Turn Out Bad (at first)

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the … Continue reading

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From Creation to Consummation

The cautionary tale of Humpty Dumpty struck me as a young child. I’m sure my parents, along with countless others across the last couple centuries, were intentional about helping me commit the Greek tragedy of the Mother Goose corpus to … Continue reading

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Stop Trying to Make Better Decisions

The moment of decision is the wrong time to develop a value system. Our decisions reveal our values, they reflect our values, they don’t determine our values. Not many of us sit around and think about the development of a … Continue reading

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What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

Perhaps you read last week’s blog “Don’t Get Confused” and thought, “Come on Andrew, you’re worrying about something so miniscule that it doesn’t even need to be addressed. Relax!” The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace[1] for good … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Confused…

Beware of confusing the BY and the FOR. I am talking about salvation here. We are saved by something, and we are saved for something, but the by and the for can be easily confused. In talking about salvation, Peter … Continue reading

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What My Dad Taught Me About Richard Sherman

I woke up today pretty sure I wouldn’t be writing this blog. Stories like this one tend to die down after about 48 hours. But if my Twitter and Facebook feeds are any indication, Super Bowl stories have a longer … Continue reading

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