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As we continue in our series God’s Good Design, here are some resources that have deeply influenced my personal theology and pastoral ministry regarding relationships, marriage, family, and human sexuality. Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image by Hannah Anderson – one of the reviews of Anderson’s book wrote, “Here is a book… Continue reading →

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“Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.” (Luke 19:45-46) In this famous scene, after Jesus’ triumphal entry as the Coming King into Jerusalem, He cleanses the temple. In his commentary… Continue reading →

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The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can any… Continue reading →

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Over the past few months, I have been lingering in the Gospel of Luke during my time in God’s word. This morning I read and meditated upon Luke 7:18-23. Jesus has just healed the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:1-10) and raised the widow’s son from the dead (Luke 7:11-17). John the Baptist’s disciples reported these miracles… Continue reading →

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This past Sunday at Northshore, I talked about “Reorientation is Life’s Ups & Downs.” We’ve all been on the roller coaster of life. We’ve all experienced the disorientation, disequilibrium, and discouragement of life not happening the way we thought and prayed it would. This is a common theme throughout the Bible among the people of God,… Continue reading →

Jesus foot washing

Ford Madox Brown. Jesus Washing Peter’s Feet. 1852-56. Retouched several times up to 1892. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London. “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel,… Continue reading →