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To Please God’s Heart

As a believer, my greatest opportunity and responsibility is to please God’s heart. There’s nothing I should want more. Recently, I was asked to speak at a fundraising banquet for an awesome new organization located here on Indy’s west side. (If you haven’t heard of Active Grace, here’s your chance.) As I prepared for my …

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Broken But Useful

When I was young, our television quit. My Dad and I took the TV to the appliance repair shop in the next town. We dropped it off, drove home, waited a couple of weeks, picked it up, lugged it back into the house, hooked it up, and used it for a few more years. Aside from making …

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The Power To Do Good

A particular proverb has been rattling around in my brain for some time. It’s one of those bits of wisdom that has a way of sinking down and taking hold in my heart. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act,” (Proverbs 3:27). Nineteen …

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The Church for Immigrants

Is the church for immigrants? I’ve been thinking about the issue of immigration. After kicking around some ideas as a response to the State of the Union Address, I took a look at what the Bible says about the issue. The next question I’m asking flows from that biblical perspective: What is the Church’s role …

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The Bible and the Immigrant Experience

I’ve recently written that the issue of immigration is provocative to me. A big cause for this is the fact that the immigrant experience is a central theme in the Bible. The immigrant experience in the Bible At the core of the Patriarchs’ identity was the experience of being foreigners in a foreign land. God …

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