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The Changing Nature of Family Traditions

Family traditions mean a great deal to our family, especially to our youngest son. One of our favorite family traditions is Christmas. For the past several years Christmas has included my wife (Roberta) and I, my oldest son (AJ) and … Continue reading

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Renewal in the Midst of Decay

Working on our family Christmas letter has reminded me that another year has passed. There were some big changes (our son and daughter-in-law moving out of the area), some great blessings (the birth of our first granddaughter), and some difficult … Continue reading

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The Bitter-Sweetness of SKYPING

Today we had the opportunity to SKYPE—to see and talk with our son and daughter-in-law and to see and hear our granddaughter. Our son and daughter-in-law lived about an hour away from us until recently, which was great. They spent … Continue reading

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Head Christians, Heart Christians and Hand Christians

I can remember hearing these three descriptions of believers over 30 years ago in the Christian circles in which I traveled. The “Head Christians” are those believers who make theology or doctrine the totality of the Christian life. Orthodoxy, right/approved … Continue reading

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Frailty and the Gospel

 “I almost never get sick.” I actually can’t remember the last time I was sick—until this week. I spent most of the week under the weather. I even missed a day of work and I still am not a hundred … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Be Spiritual in the Early Morning

Most mornings I get up at 5:45 to go running. For the past few months I have been taking a golden retriever, Achilles, who is currently residing at our house. Achilles and I head out to the running track while … Continue reading

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The Atonement: Getting a Grip on the Gospel of Grace – Part I

In the opening chapters of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul shows the barrenness of paganism and idolatry and the deficiency of morality and religion. His conclusion is a devastating indictment: There is none righteous, not even one; there … Continue reading

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