Tag Archives: grace

Trying or Training?

At the end of 2017, I spoke with Dr. John Coe, Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University. He’s a delightful and gracious person. As we chatted about spiritual formation, he raised the important distinction between training … Continue reading

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World’s Toughest Marathon

When John Kelly and Gary Robbins lined up for last year’s Barkley Marathons (2017), little could they know the drama at the end. The Barkley Marathons is perhaps the most grueling race in the United States. It is, in fact, … Continue reading

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Christmas Light(s)

I recently read that light is something, but darkness is nothing. It had never occurred to me. We can measure light (how fast it travels). We can refract and reflect light (using mirrors, glass, and lenses). We can bend it … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

When I was a kid, my buddies and I would taunt each other with a twinkle in the eye and say, “When you least expect it, expect it!” We loved to say that. In many ways, that’s the message of … Continue reading

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Grace & Gratitude

We’re surrounded by whingers, whiners, complainers, and nay-sayers. Ever feel that way? Of course, many people have plenty of good reason to feel victimized and afflicted. Sexual harassment and abuse are no small matter. Domestic violence should not be tolerated. … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (2:16-19)

Don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:6)

“This Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s … Continue reading

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