Right Religion

Right Religion

Right Religion (John 2:13ff) Some years ago, a book was published entitled, “When Religion Goes Bad.” Premised on the fact that religion exercises a powerful force, it took up instances where that force has been badly used, even in destructive ways....
Following Behind “The Story”

Following Behind “The Story”

Following Behind “The Story” Especially in this age of Facebook and Instagram has the power of story come to the fore. That is, increasingly so, the narrative much more than the bullet-pointed outline is what does the most effective job of getting through to hearts...
Why Step Across?

Why Step Across?

Why Step Across? (Leviticus 13; Mark 1) A concept that shows up in the history of religions is the one of boundaries, the borders between what is permissible and what is forbidden. These lines in the sand separating the holy from the sinful figure prominently all...
Driven to Disruption

Driven to Disruption

Driven to Disruption (Mark 1:12-15) If you asked ten people what contact with God is supposed to bring I suspect at least seven would list things like peace, joy, calm, well-being, reassurance. But there’s a theme running through Lent which moves in another...
Why This Suffering?

Why This Suffering?

Why This Suffering? (Job 7) If you were charged with collecting a series of writings aimed to persuade people that God is overflowingly good and ever desirous for the good of His people, would you have included the Book of Job? We look in on the main character, this...
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