Let Your Light Shine

Life can be hard. It is true now. It was true in Jesus’ day. Yet Jesus shares surprising words to people just like us whose lives were very difficult. What he said then, and what he shares now, changes everything. The rabbis in Jesus’ day were...

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Where Your Treasure Is

I am slowly – and, I hope, surely – reconciling myself to the reality of Charlotte traffic. It hasn’t been easy. Nothing I was taught in driver’s ed ever prepared me to make a left turn off of Colony Road onto Carmel Road at 4:30 in...

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Why We Are Here

Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?”   John 3:10 Danger is in the air. Not violence or terrorism. The real threat we face is of a subtler kind. We are in danger of missing why we are here...

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Pentecost: Then and Now

  Pentecost. It happens for us every year roughly fifty days after Easter in our Christian calendar. Originally, this agricultural festival celebrated the goodness of the land and the gathering of the barley harvest. After the winter rains...

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In Unity We Lift Our Song

In last month’s article I wrote of “Oneness in Worship,” referencing 1 Corinthians 14:26 in which Paul summarizes what should be done when we gather. His point was clear: “Let all things be done for building up.” Throughout the chapter, Paul...

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