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Do Not Try Jesus

    I am fan of Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce.  There is only one reason for this: a coupon.   During my days in seminary, Emily found a coupon for it so we gave it a try.  The sauce is the boss!  All of this is a classic marketing strategy.  Free samples are regular features in the marketplace because the only thing better...

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Talking to our Kids about Winning, Losing, and the Goal of Sports

  Someone has said that one of the most difficult things in sports is using a rounded bat to hit a round ball coming at you at a high rate of speed. This may be true, but a far harder thing is teaching your kids to think rightly about sports. Our family is just beginning to enter into the world of kids and sports, and already we are asking the question of how to talk...

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A Quick Reference Guide to Suffering

  In last week’s blog I took a close look at one particular type of suffering that Paul spoke of in Romans chapter eight. But as I was thinking about that one type, it got me thinking about the other distinct categories of suffering that Scripture speaks about. As I did that, I found it incredibly helpful to think about the variety and number of categories that...

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