Monday after The Masters

There are few sporting events like The Masters and there’s nothing like the final round on Sunday for unpredictability and drama. The big story is Bubba Watson’s victory.  His swing is homemade and he’s a “feel” player, the type of golfer for which The Masters is perfect.  Bubba wears his emotions on his sleeve and […]

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God Raised Jesus from the Dead

The Creator God is the God of wonderful reversals.  He grants a child of promise to old and decrepit Abraham and Sarah; he delivers a nation of slaves from the world’s most powerful empire by making a pathway through the sea; he defeats the champion warrior Goliath through David, the shepherd-boy; he crumbles the walls […]

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An Easter Worth Celebrating

Last year I gave these two chapel talks on the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection in the Scriptural narrative, along with some implications for how Easter can configure our lives today. Check ’em out–part 1 and part 2.

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Prayer for Good Friday

Almighty Father, who gave your only Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justification: Give us grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with […]

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God-Forsaken God: An Easter Homily

*Given at Midtown Christian Community, April 4, 2009 Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk […]

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What Does “Drawing Near to God” Look Like?

The writer of Hebrews follows a pattern found throughout the New Testament.  He exhorts his readers in highly metaphorical language and then repeats the exhortation in concrete terms, commending actions that embody obedience. Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new […]

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Masters Week

Joe Posnanski argues that The Masters Championship is the most important of the four golf majors. All I know is that this week is one of my three favorite of the year, beside the weeks of the U.S. Open and the Open Championship.  And this week only gets better — baseball!

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