Category Archives: Commentary

The Light of the World

There was nothing more exciting at Christmas–besides the gifts–than putting up the Christmas lights on the eves of the house. My dad had a system and used the same lights each year. It was magical to see these lights through … Continue reading

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Next Question?

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” But … Continue reading

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On the Other Hand…

Putting yourself in a role as “pastor” of a flock of people as a new believer is a dangerous proposition. You will recall that Paul went off to Arabia to sit under the Holy Spirit for an extended period of … Continue reading

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Benefit of the Doubt

The apparent conversion of Kanye West has drawn the skorn of many Christians. He’s trying to buy his way in like Simon the Magician (Acts 8:9). It’s just a ploy to sell his music. He’ll lead the unwashed masses astray. … Continue reading

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So Close Yet So Far

But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:19 (NAS) The worries of the world, the pursuit of riches, and … Continue reading

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Contending Earnestly or Catering Eagerly?

Like Jude, I’ve been troubled recently by what I see as the precarious and weakening state of evangelical Christianity. While wanting to continue on in my study of the gospel of Mark, I was drawn to this short book of … Continue reading

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No Extra Credit

The key to any kind of biblical exchange is not acquiescence to maintain peace but the pursuit of a “clear conscience.” More often than not my attempts to get a hearty “amen” regarding what I would consider sound and settled … Continue reading

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