“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain… Read More
Archive Tag: grace
Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas For The Bruised
At an Amy Grant concert, there are a lot of women who got through adolescence and college and marriage/divorce and motherhood listening to her music. There are the men who claim their wives made them come but, truth be told, have been secret fans for decades. And then there are… Read More
From The Archives: Cones & Holes
Originally posted in October of 2010, this reposting of “Cones & Holes” is for anyone who struggles with the tension between law and grace. I sure do. Enjoy, while my family and I steal away together for a couple days. God dug holes and called them Law. God’s people were… Read More
Meeting Bad Ideas With Grace & Truth
The experts talked about injury reports from training camp. We marked through player names on our fantasy football wish lists. And Gresham wished. “I wish we could draft cheerleaders,” he said. He added a wide receiver’s name to bottom of his page. “How would they earn points?” I asked, marking… Read More
The Second First Day of School & Where Could I Run?
The next day’s clothes were laid out on the couch. Vitamins were chewed, last glasses of water drunk, teeth brushed.
From a foamy minty mouth…
You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics — in physical laws — every action is met by an equal or an… Read More