The Power to Love Despicable People II

I stated in my last post that God’s grace gives us the power to love despicable people such as the ISIS terrorists who recently burned a Jordanian pilot alive. If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering how you can possibly … Continued

The Power to Love Despicable People

If you’ve grown fond of the little yellow minions making their way around contemporary media, you’re probably familiar with the animated movie, Despicable Me. It’s the story of an evil villain, Gru, who adopts three little orphan girls to aid … Continued

Favor without a Hook

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My wife and I took a cruise to Bermuda to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I think it was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever taken. No responsibilities. Nothing to cook. No concern about what a meal would cost. To … Continued

Is Grace Like a Vacation?

Click. It wasn’t the click of a phone, but of a mouse button hitting send. At 10:29 on Halloween night, I was finally sending my finished copy of The Divine Progression of Grace to the printer. At that moment, “It … Continued

We Have It Backwards!

I am in the process of writing and publishing a book, Champions in the Wilderness, which is an adventure in and of itself. Communicating through the written word can be challenging–especially when attempting to convey a particular emphasis. If I … Continued

The Twofold Beauty of Grace

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Just about anyone who has seen Les Miserables—even those unaccustomed to spontaneously breaking out into song—can attest to the powerfully redemptive nature of the work. I can’t help but wonder, however, how many of the modern cast truly understand the … Continued

Got Grace?

Have you ever listened to a sermon and found yourself thinking that something just wasn’t sitting quite right? Perhaps some aspect of the message contained obvious errors, or maybe you were experiencing some Spirit-guided discernment. Years ago I was listening … Continued