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Bacote: Some practical help to sustain your public witness

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bacote: Permission to go out in public

This just in: Christians have permission to go out in public. Of course, this is not really news, but sometimes evangelical followers of Christ wonder if it is OK to … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Prayer takes us beyond ourselves

The first duty of Christian living is prayer. The greatest privilege of Christian living is prayer. The most sublime practice of Christian living is prayer. The great hope for Christian … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

We are in need of God-blinded faith — true humility

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you (James 4:10, NRSV). Monday, I wrote about righteousness and humility together, but I wanted to share a little more of … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jesus confronts us in our religion — pursue righteousness and humility

“God inflames the soul with a craving for absolute purity. But He, in His glorious otherness, empties us of ourselves in order that He may become all.” –Thomas R. Kelly … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego statue reminds of Christ’s work

How does Christ’s church, his people, turn the anger and violence of this world into something good? A church statue in San Diego provides a visible guidepost. Here’s the story, … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

MLK: God and God’s people confront evil together

We Christians still have a problem faced by the first disciples of Christ. We have a hard time, a very hard time, casting out evil. In the New Testament, this … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

MLK insights can still help Christians confront injustice

Every adult American can hear in their minds the voice, rhetorical skills, and moving words of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. He had the ability to move people with … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Of people and solitude

People energize. Solitude energizes. But they do so in different ways. I suspect those are gifts from God. Let me illustrate. When I walk through the doors where my Bible … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Still working on this coffee thing

Two years ago this fall I started drinking coffee while on a trip to Guatemala. When I started I didn’t know there was so much to learn. Tuesday, I learned something … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 1 Comment