Category Archives: Love

Why Love is Vital to Unity in Christ’s Mission

This week I posted some of the content that I have written for my forthcoming book: Our Love Is Too Small. I have no idea when this book will be completed so I cannot promise a completion date, though I am … Continue reading

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Our Lord’s Prayer for Unity in Triune Love

Jesus begins his prayer in John 17 by asking the Father to glorify him so that he could glorify the Father. These words (“glorify”) are too easily passed over. When the Bible speaks of glory it uses the word doxa, … Continue reading

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How My Life Journey Took an Unexpected Turn

It was May of 1992, my last Sunday as the pastor of a congregation I had served for sixteen years. I loved the pastoral ministry, at least on most days. But I had undergone a unique call to embark upon … Continue reading

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Immersed in Divine Love

After years of struggle with the truth of divine love I now have an overwhelming sense of God’s great love and mercy toward me. I have come to experience this love through Jesus Christ. He reveals the eternal God to … Continue reading

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Our Love Is Too Small – An Update and a Plan

Today I posted an email to over 1,800 readers of my ACT3 Weekly, a regular Monday letter. I would love to have many more of you receive this regular email. You can sign up at www.act3network.com. This allows you to … Continue reading

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Westminster Theological Seminary – Can Institutions Respond to Controversy in Radical Love? (Seven)

In this, my final post about the culture and conflict at Westminster Theological Seminary (if you do not know what this is about then see my posts from last week) I offer some more thoughts about how a “spirituality of … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Current Affairs, Education, Love, Personal, Reformed Christianity, The Church, The Future | 6 Comments/Likes

“Manny Being Manny” – Who Is this “New” Manny Ramirez?

Former Major League Baseball all-star Manny Ramirez was the perennial “bad boy” of the sport. With his long dreadlocks, sullen attitude, disrespect for the game in general and inability to get along with teammates, the perennial slugger was both a … Continue reading

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Jesus Prays for His Own – A Sermon (John 17)

The life of our Lord Jesus Christ had an intentionally designed dramatic climax. He was “born to die.” This was not just any death for any person but a death which revealed the depth of God’s love for the world (John … Continue reading

Posted in ACT 3, Death, Gospel/Good News, Homiletics/Preaching, Love, Personal, Prayer | 4 Comments/Likes

Robert Barron on Effective Evangelizing in Our Modern Context

I am in the midst of a blog series titled: “Must the Reformation Wars Continue?” Today I share a short video that is worth watching if you want to see how an outstanding Catholic communicator, and a really good friend, speaks … Continue reading

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Is Love Stronger Than an Argument?

In the midst of my short blog series on the recent “Reformation Wars” over the pope’s faith I want to “hit pause” and lead off this new week with a video. I recently made this video in my gazebo, the … Continue reading

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