Tag Archives: Grace

The Gospel Prosperity

“Life is a privilege, not a reward.” – Kate Bowler Kate Bowler is a Duke Divinity School professor who wrote a book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, about the gospel of prosperity being practiced by so many American Christians today. The jest … Continue reading

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The cost of dying

I remember visiting my great-great grandmother for the last time when I was around eight years old. She still lived in the “big-house” as it was called but the scuttlebutt in the family was her time on earth was winding … Continue reading

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Billy Graham

“I had the lingo of grace and mercy down but not the understanding.” – Ned Graham, youngest son of Billy Graham On October 15, 1972, Charlotte, NC celebrated “Billy Graham Day” with the help of then President Richard Nixon in the … Continue reading

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Sometimes we must interfere

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever … Continue reading

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God’s favors

“God works in mysterious, inefficient, and breathtakingly cruel ways.” – Penn Jillette  I ran into a lady Saturday night at a party that I had heard had just changed jobs after working for the same company for almost 20 years. She was … Continue reading

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9/11 and my divided life

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl I remember it was a little before 9 am. A news … Continue reading

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Checking doors

“If it doesn’t open it’s not your door” For the last year or two I have been looking for a door to open. I have some baggage I am carrying around that has kept a number of the doors I … Continue reading

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