You know the guy. The one with the rainbow wig at football games. He’s holding a John 3:16 sign. If folks have committed to memory any verse of Scripture, chances are it’s this one. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, […]

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Easy Christianity

Many years ago, the Betty Crocker Company offered a product which only needed water. All you had to do was add water, and you would get a perfect, delicious cake every time. It was a great new idea! But, it bombed! Nobody bought it. Research showed that people weren’t buying the cake mix because it […]

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How do we pray?

I heard a story the other day of a pilot having a bit of trouble flying his airplane. “Pilot to tower, pilot to tower. … I’m 300 miles from the airport, six hundred feet above the ground, and I’m out of fuel. Descending rapidly. Please advise. Over.” “Tower to pilot. … Repeat after me: ‘Our […]

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What is it about getting involved that makes some people perk up and others shrink back? Is it personality style, fear of over-commitment, notoriety, it’s the right thing to do, it’s the wrong thing to do? What is it? The Pharisees were quite sure that they had this whole thing figured out. They wanted to […]

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Maybe you’ve seen the cartoon where a monk, in the basement of a library, is leaning over a book, sobbing,. An old priest walks in, “What’s wrong? What’s the matter?” “It doesn’t say celibate. It says celebrate. We’ve misread it all these years.” Easter morning, 1525 (eight years after nailing the 95 theses to the church […]

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