Tag Archives: God’s love

A Word about Prayer

This parable tells a story of need. That’s fitting, since the disciples have just asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” They sensed their need—not just for inadequacies generally, but even for the inadequacies of their praying—and Jesus met them where … Continue reading

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A People for God’s Delight

One might reasonably expect that a series dealing with the commitments believers make to one another in the church should include this passage. And one would be right. After all, no less than eight commands governing relationships among Christians are … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom, Present Mission

Today we celebrate the 125th anniversary in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The cornerstone of this building was laid 25 September 1891, and for the past century and a quarter we’ve called the UWS home. But Moses tells us … 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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