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Love is Better than Tolerance, part 2

This post is the continuation of “Love is Better than Tolerance.” When Jesus departed the Gerasenes he was exemplifying neighborliness. He didn’t have to leave; he was the Lord of every place, as He is today. But a gentleman doesn’t push in where he’s not wanted, and Jesus is a gentleman.

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Love is Better than Tolerance

How is the Christ follower supposed to think about tolerance? Is tolerance a Christian virtue? Many people would say Yes, Jesus was tolerant. They might point to the story in Luke 8 about the demonized man in the country of the Gerasenes. Jesus cast out the demon and the man’s

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Master Servant, Servant Master

Imagine yourself a servant in the mansion of a king. One evening your master leaves to marry. After the wedding he and his bride host a fabulous reception. When he returns, he removes his princely wedding garments and puts on a servant uniform. He gathers the servants at the family

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Electronic Stories are Influencing Your Children

“Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1 NIV). The apostle James’s warning carries at least one obvious implication: teachers influence their listeners. This is especially true if the listeners are children, who

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Jesus the Benefactor

We don’t usually think of Jesus as a benefactor. Maybe we’ve missed something. The word “benefactor” evokes the picture of a wealthy person who is generous with his money. A benefactor freely shares with others from his own abundant means. Think Bill and Melinda Gates. Although the word “benefactor” doesn’t

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So-Called Same-Sex Marriage and the Language of Genesis

Same-sex marriage supporters sometimes say that Jesus didn’t even mention homosexuality, so how come Christians make such a big deal about it? After all, isn’t the New Testament more important for Christians than the Old Testament, where we find the Leviticus prohibitions on homosexual behavior? And aren’t Jesus’ words the

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“Prime Minister”: Another Way to Say “First Servant”

On a recent trip to Bogota, Colombia, I was struck by a new insight on the comprehensive nature of servanthood. The first day, I taught a concept we call the “Monday Church.” That’s our term to depict the need for the church to be outwardly focused, serving as the cultural

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Global Hunger: Moving in the Right Direction

On the subject of hunger Jesus said something that he said about few examples of human extremity:  I was hungry and you gave me food, (Mat 25:35 ESV). When we feed the hungry, we feed Him. That truth adds significance to some recent good news about world hunger. A group called the International

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From the UPPER ROOM to the Street: Churches In Unity Can Change the World

A thread runs from the Upper Room to the streets of Toowoomba, Australia. And it runs through the church. In the Upper Room, Jesus prayed for the unity of His followers. … that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that

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Civil Disobedience: When Law-abiding Citizens Should Break the Law

Three times in my life I have broken the law and been arrested. The charge? Trespassing. The offense? Rescuing unborn babies from being killed and their mothers from being objectivized and brutalized. I was exercising civil disobedience. The first time, I was arrested with about 120 others. They were teenagers to

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