What’s Going On?

What’s Going On?

Who am I? Why am I here? Have these questions crossed your mind? The first concerns meaning, the second, purpose. In his Confessions, St. Augustine wrote, “Thou hast formed us for Thyself and our hearts are restless till … Read the rest

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Psalm of the Cross

Psalm of the Cross

But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts (Psalm 22:9).

Do you ever find it difficult to trust God? If so, an important key to help you is … Read the rest

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Are you a leader? If you think of leadership only as a rare spiritual gift (Romans 12:6-8), you’ll likely answer, “No.” Certainly God calls some to a unique level of leadership in the church, and their special role deserves special … Read the rest

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Disunity in Christ

Disunity in Christ

I grew up in a low-income, inner city area in Houston, Texas, and my high school mainly consisted of African-American and Hispanic students. In that building, the young girls avoided a certain staircase where many of the African-American boys lingered.… Read the rest

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Which Word?

Which Word?

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14, NASB).

As January turns into February, we are halfway between … Read the rest

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Uniting the Testaments

Uniting the Testaments

Something is always lost in translation. That is a sickening axiom to all who have a sacred book in their non-native tongue. But because it is true, we are forced to translate in imaginative ways in order to benefit the … Read the rest

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Post-Truth

Post-Truth

Have you heard the news? Oxford Dictionaries has selected post-truth as its 2016 Word of the Year. What does this compound word mean?

Definition: relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping … Read the rest

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Claimed by the Shepherd

Claimed by the Shepherd

I am a veterinary epidemiologist. I wake up at 4 a.m. and plod barefoot through my morning routine: Put kettle on, switch off outside lights, let Bernie (my baby Saint Bernard) in for a cuddle, make coffee, help Bernie onto … Read the rest

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Identify Yourself

Identify Yourself

Republican or Democrat? Conservative or liberal? Cubs or Dodgers? Seahawks or Cowboys? There are countless ways to identify oneself. And though we may not be an actual player on a favorite sports team, we still identify with it, exulting, “We … Read the rest

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His Struggles and Ours

His Struggles and Ours

The story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is one of the most striking and memorable in the New Testament (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13). Temptations to turn stones into bread, to leap from high pinnacles, and to … Read the rest

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