“Stuff” and the Lost Art of Christian Contentment

George Carlin did a comedy sketch about "stuff". In essence it was a brilliant commentary on how our possessions actually possess us. Of course he did it from a decidedly American point of view. Having spent some time this morning walking around the city of Manaus in Brazil, I can tell you that "stuff" is …

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Provocative Love: Why Believing in God is NOT Enough

“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” James 2:19 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe …

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Provocative Obedience: The High Cost of Loving Jesus

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments." John 14:15 In 1976 Pittsburgh was still a very strong blue collar, union town. My friend Howard worked at a manufacturing plant that had a very strong union. One day there was a wildcat strike. Basically that means that the union members went on strike illegally. …

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