On bitterness and how grace turns bitterness to sweet

As the nation of Israel traveled from Egypt to the Canaan, they came to Marah. For three days they had wandered about in the wilderness of Shur and found no water. When they came to Marah, they found water, but the water was bitter. When they could not drink the water, they began grumbling against […]

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How to pray for your employer

Most employees are among the most narcissistic people on the face of the earth. I can count with my fingers the number of employees I’ve met that are joyful and grateful for their employers and the companies and organizations they work for. When I listen to employers, business leaders, and small business owners, the constant […]

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Jesus won for us what Esau lost

Esau, Isaac’s older son, is slick. He is skilled. He studied in one of the world’s elite universities. He travels all over the world signing big deals. He is a gym buff. His body makes ladies drool – you should see his calves. He is single. Oh, yes, red meat for the ladies. Everyone wants […]

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Why God accepts us despite our foolishness

The book of Job has a happy ending. The proverbial “they lived happily ever after” comes through. Job’s suffering ends, and he is blessed with more than he had before. He gets a family. His daughters are the most beautiful in the land. He gives them an inheritance, something unknown in the ancient world. In […]

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Is your God big enough to handle your doubts?

Abraham and Sarah are old, like really old. God appears to Abraham and tells him the most ridiculous thing ever. You will have a son. Abraham bursts out laughing. Like Abraham really laughs until he collapses on the floor. Like seriously, Lord? Are you for real? Nah, you are joking. Do you know how old […]

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The God who defends willful sinners

5 min read Genesis 12:1, now the Lord said to Abram. Who is this Abram? Let me tell you. He is the firstborn of Terah. The family is from Ur and they are idol worshippers. His family has family idols. They pay homage and offer sacrifices to these idols. Every family has one or more […]

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If you are suffering, get yourself this friend ASAP

5 min read A young man speaks up in Job’s conversations with his friends. Job’s friends, elderly and experienced, had spoken first. They had given Job advice on why he was suffering. Much of it is accusations and false assumptions, but elderliness gives them sway. This young man has been holding his breath all the […]

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On Obama and leadership

Obama, Obama, Obama. This man elicits highly charged responses depending on which side of the racial, spiritual, and political divide one stands. He is the world’s most ignorant leader according to some, or the smartest we have ever seen on the international stage in our generation. He is an antichrist to some and a Christian, […]

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On Christians and Political Leadership

My conversation with my Christian brother continues here… You posed these three questions. Do you believe in Christians running for public office including the highest office in the country? If you do, would you vote for one?  What would you expect them to do while in office? My answers to the above questions are Yes, and […]

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On how the Christian faith influences the world

My conversation with my Christian brother continues here… The tone of my response sounds formal because of the nature and manner of our correspondence. Usually, I prefer a more approachable, friendlier, and open tone but that wasn’t the case this time. I hope you get the gist of the post.   Here we go In […]

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