Monthly Archives: July 2009

Judge Sotomayor: A Look Beyond the Partisan Questions

By now we know that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has faced a Senate committee's inquiry and passed the process without any serious hitch. Isn't the goal that she escape a slip and get confirmed? Since the term "borking" came into our … Continue reading

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The Simple, Godly Wisdom of Ian Thomas

I mentioned last week my visit with Stuart and Jill Briscoe. One of the subjects we discussed was the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers, begun by the late Ian Thomas. I first met Major Ian Thomas through his book, The … Continue reading

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Is the Body Sinful? Living in Hope of Resurrection

In Romans chapter six the Apostle Paul says, “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because … Continue reading

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An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God (Part Two)

In his religious memoir, An American Gospel, author Erik Reece relates the heart-breaking story of his father’s suicide. His dad, a second generation Baptist minister, took his own life at thirty-three, when Erik was only three years old. Erik describes … Continue reading

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An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God

One of the most famous authors of the late nineteenth century, Leo Tolstoy, once read the New Testament Gospels and then wrote a book titled: The Kingdom of God Is Within You. In his book Tolstoy argued that one cannot … Continue reading

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Love Believes All Things

S. Michael Craven is the president of the Center for Christ in Culture in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of a very important new book Uncompromised Faith (NavPress, 2009). Michael is my dear friend and currently serves as the … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Ending the Bush Tax Cuts, Part Two

President Obama has made the rich a popular target in his rhetoric ever since he began his campaign for the presidency in 2008. He plays on the desires of the poor and the middle class for fairness and argues that … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Ending the Bush Tax Cuts, Part One

The full court push is now on to pass sweeping health care legislation. The goal is to provide care for (almost) all Americans. The last time we endured this debate was in the early days of the first term of … Continue reading

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The Summer Crunch and the Ministry of ACT 3

I stay in touch with a number of other ministries like ACT 3. Several are led by my closest friends. As a result of this fellowship I know that all of us are undergoing challenging times this summer. Ministry for … Continue reading

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A Lovely Day With Stuart & Jill Briscoe

Most of us have role models. Children learn best from role models and the very best role model is a good parent. Sometimes our role models even become our heroes. If we actually get to know our heroes they will … Continue reading

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