Category Archives: doctrine

How to be a Follower

We’re all lost. It’s just that some of us know who to follow. I remember hearing a story about a lady who got caught trying to drive through a blinding snowstorm. She didn’t want to pull off the road and … Continue reading

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And the Planets Align to Please Me…

If you genuinely like all your beliefs… if there’s not a single one that you wish were untrue… then it’s a virtual guarantee that many of them are untrue. What are the odds that the whole of reality would arrange … Continue reading

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Zadok and Zebulun

Note: This is a short story I wrote, which was published at jesusmanifesto.com in November 2007. I did so because that website’s readership is largely unknown to me. For a long time I was hesitant to share this with those … Continue reading

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A Tulip of Reconciliation

Good news. I’ve found a way to bring Calvinists and Arminians together in only 5 steps. (Sorry Calvinists, no mnemonic flower acrostic for you, this time.) If Calvinists can agree with #1 (and I know they will,) then they should … Continue reading

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Love Forward, Trust Backward

So many Christians havethe love of a childandthe faith of an adult. This is a problem. “Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” -Jesus, John 15:13 “Unless you change and become … Continue reading

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The "I" of the Beholder

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a friend who seems to worry, despite being a Christian, about whether he will be in heaven when he dies. I said, “You know it’s not about how much good you do, or … Continue reading

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A Real Live Preacher Questions Hell

Hell has been a big topic lately. There’s an informal group of guys that tend to talk about the scriptural idea of hell on Wednesday evenings at the FroPo. It was a message topic a few weeks ago. And now … Continue reading

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