Category Archives: Biblical Theology

Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Eleven)

One of the greatest contemporary spiritual writers I have happily encountered in the last few years is Carlo Carretto (1910-1988). Carretto was a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus, the order inspired by the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld. … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Ten)

Most of us realize that life is more than our limited experience of day-to-day activity. We believe there is a God we believe that it is he who sustains the world. We further believe that it is God who made … Continue reading

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Moses: A Man Powerful in Word & Deed

In concluding a sermon series on the faith of our ancient fathers the Lutheran Church of the Master in Carol Stream (IL) completed a summer series with the story of Moses on August 24. I preached the last sermon in this series … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Six)

The great English writer and poet Christopher Dawson said poetry is “the language in which man explores his amazement.” The same could be said of all great art, literature and philosophy. Yet above all this much more can be said … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Five)

Every Christian I have ever met, if they have living faith in Jesus Christ, knows that God is love. Yet few Christians in the West live like they really believe this to be true. These words – “God is love” … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Three)

The thesis of the book I am currently writing is grounded in this point – divine love is a mystery. The mystery is this  there is an infinite God who loves us eternally. This mystery is given only to those … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part Two)

When we know that we are loved, and truly believe this with all our heart, all of life takes on new meaning, purpose and joy. This seems to be why Paul wrote: For now we see in a mirror, dimly, … Continue reading

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Love Alone Is Eternal (Part One)

Before the foundation of the world there was love. Love existed from all eternity. In God, who is Trinity, there is a vast ocean of love that can never be drained, a great energy of love that will never be … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Greatest Desire for His Church on Earth

When I first began to understand John 17 I realized that Jesus’ greatest desire for his disciples was that they would live this oneness together. He wanted them to be united as a powerful witness to the reality of the … Continue reading

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What Has Love Got to Do With Unity?

So what has love got to do with unity? Everything! When God revealed to me a whole new understanding of Christian unity in Christ’s mission – what I call missional-ecumenism – I began to share this message as widely as … Continue reading

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