Resurrection Surrender

Easter is over, and for many people the death and resurrection story of Jesus will fade into the background for another year. But that fading certainly did not happen with Jesus’s eleven apostles, or with the hundreds in Judea who saw the resurrected Jesus and believed, or with the thousands on the day of Pentecost […]

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A Cross Ugly and Beautiful

This week, more than any other week, the world looks at Jesus’s arrest, trial, and crucifixion. Even those merely familiar with the story know that Jesus didn’t try to escape arrest or fight the charges that were brought against him on that Thursday night and Friday morning two thousand years ago. In fact, just before […]

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Stealing the Ambulance

A story in Louisville last weekend caught my attention as I was scrolling down my Twitter feed. Apparently someone stole a Bullitt County EMS ambulance outside Jewish Hospital and eventually crashed it into the Home of the Innocents, a center that provides services to at-risk children and families. Fortunately no one was hurt at the […]

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Beware Burning Bridges

Debates on sexual morality in our culture happen frequently these days in the news and on social media. I usually tend to steer clear of such debates, not because sexual morality is unimportant, but because there is almost nothing to gain by throwing in my opinion into a hot mess of entrenched opinions. That usually […]

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Found in Translation

On March 1, Holman Bible Publishers will officially release a new Bible translation called the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB is a significant update of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), which first appeared in 1999. And if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve probably already figured out that I like the CSB. Holman made […]

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Fake Good News, part 2

In the year 2016, fake news hit the real news in a big way. Fueled by a long and controversial U.S. presidential election cycle, fake news took on a life of its own in social media, sometimes generating more buzz than the real thing, according to CNBC’s report on the biggest fake news stories of […]

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