Tag Archives: Cross

Lead Us Not into Temptation

Of all the lines in the Lord’s prayer, the one we address today is perhaps the easiest to pray but the hardest to understand. Jesus instructs us to ask, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil … Continue reading

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Christus Victor

All our talk recently about shalom—the world as it ought to be—threatens to drown out a very important point. The threats to human flourishing exist not only on the macro level, but on the micro as well. And if it … Continue reading

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Engraved on His Hands

When I was about eight years old, my mom and I went to Kmart. I hung out in the Hot Wheels section while she shopped elsewhere. But when she wasn’t quick in returning, I became concerned. Where is she? Did … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant in Our Place

Today’s passage is the apex of Isaiah’s Fourth Servant Song, commonly known as Isaiah 53. Isaiah 53:5 is the middle verse of the middle stanza of the song. Everything before it builds to this crescendo, and everything after it flows … Continue reading

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Stubborn Grace

Why do bad things happen to good people? This familiar question arises quite publicly in wake of a great tragedy, like the flooding in Chennai, India’s 4th largest city, earlier this month, that claimed lives of nearly 300 people. But … Continue reading

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