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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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Sweet Cakes Pays Back in Love

In the materialist’s world, battles are fought with weapons “of the flesh.” Litigation, for example. And of course the courts have their place: justice, after all, is rooted in God. Nevertheless, the Christ follower has access to a much more powerful weapon than a lawsuit. No doubt our readers are

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Phoenix Christians Stand in the Gap in Love

Last week, a protest in front of a mosque in Phoenix made local and international news as the media reported a clash between about 250 heavily armed protesters and an equal number of counter-protesters. A lesser reported aspect of the story is the Church’s presence in the midst of this

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One Mother’s Unspeakable Christmas Love

This is that wonderful time of year when we observe the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He was the ultimate gift of love: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son … (John 3:16 NIV).” Here’s a story to illustrate that love, the love we celebrate

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Truth and Love: It’s Not Your Father’s Pulpit Anymore

Pity the pastor who has to consider what could happen if he speaks the truth. Time was when the preacher set the tone and the church shaped the community. Now it’s more like the other way around. As Darrow has said, If the church doesn’t disciple the nation, the nation

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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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One Life of Love: A Labor Day Reflection

The Great Commission calls every Christian to advance the gospel of the kingdom, in love. We are to see the people around us as humans made in the image of God. Are they sinful and fallen? Yes. And they are precious to Jesus Christ. Each of us is to see

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The Parents Were Missing So The Church Stepped In

Parents remain the vital link to child’s development, as I was reminded when I watched a recent documentary, “Undivided.” The picture told the story of a relationship between a local church and a public school in Portland, Oregon. Southlake Church initially connected with a struggling public school, Roosevelt High, and its

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What’s LOVE Got to Do with Immigration?

How should love change the way we participate in today’s immigration debate? A big piece of the answer was posted recently at The Gospel Coalition by DNA board member, Tyler Johnson. Tyler is the lead pastor of Redemption Church, a multi-congregational church in the Phoenix metro area, and co-director of

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