Monthly Archives: June 2011

So What’s He Waiting For?


“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him…” (Luke 15:20b NIV) The father’s arms cross. His face reddens. His foot taps out an impatient tune. His scowl lines harden into deep furrows as you approach. … Continue reading

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When’s a Hug More Than a Hug?


“But while he was still a long way off,  his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him” (Luke 15:20b NIV).   On March 24th, … Continue reading

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Can We Go Back Home Again or Not?


“So he got up and went to his father” (Luke 15:20 NIV). I hate being wrong. Don’t you? I hate having to apologize. Just ask my wife (although I’d prefer you not). I don’t think it’s just a man thing … Continue reading

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What Happens in a Distant Country?


After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fields to slop the pigs. He … Continue reading

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What Happens in a Distant Country?


After he had gone through all his money, there was a bad famine all through that country and he began to hurt. He signed on with a citizen there who assigned him to his fields to slop the pigs. He … Continue reading

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Where Can We Run and Be Safe?


“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living” (Luke 15:13, NIV). Where does a person run to when he or she runs … Continue reading

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Faith Without Reason? I Don’t Think So


Original sin, eternal damnation, tortured souls, predestination—each of these is an idea or issue that has flamed into controversy over the centuries. How can a person believe in a loving God who sends people to hell? Why do Christians believe … Continue reading

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