Tag Archives: Love

A Word about the King

I distinctly remember the first time I heard this passage explained in a way that left me angry. It was the summer of 1994 and I was a student at Cornell, taking class on political theory. My professor was a … Continue reading

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A Word about Fruitfulness

The age in which we live is obsessed with data. Statisticians have created elegant formulae to analyze everything from the economy to sports. So it is only natural for believers to carry that same thinking into the church. Are there … Continue reading

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A People of Love

One of the first people I shared our theological vision with is not a member of First. In fact, he’s not even a Christian. One night we were hanging out, talking about work, and he asked me what I’d been … Continue reading

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Piety and Justice

This section of Isaiah has already led us to consider God’s blessing of peace—shalom, well-being, everything as it ought to be. And yet it opens with a command to “maintain justice” (56.1). How do those two ideas relate—the promise of … Continue reading

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Your God Reigns!

Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, a battle took place in a Greek port town that we still remember to this day, if not for the battle itself, at least for the location. For this was the Battle … Continue reading

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