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For God’s Sake: Trust in Christ Jesus today and truly live

March 13, 2023
I am writing this from my father-in-law’s living room in rural Indiana here to celebrate his 106th birthday. I marvel at the grace of God in granting him a long life. Our perspective on aging is a…

For God’s Sake: If you’ll excuse me, I need to go and work out

March 6, 2023
Last week, I was pondering the expression, “work out.” I wasn’t actually working out, just pondering the expression; pondering doesn’t make you sweat. “Work out” is a curious expression. If someon…

For God’s Sake: To God be the glory

February 27, 2023
I occasionally have a troubling dream of the kind students have during a school year. You know the kind, in your dream you arrive at school late and learn that you missed an important exam, or yo…

For God’s Sake: Grace is God’s unearned favor

February 21, 2023
I follow a Florida-based jazz guitarist on Facebook. I learned about him through my online search for other guitarists who play an archtop guitar made by a little-known luthier. This guitarist ha…

For God’s Sake: I was surprised at being hacked; God was not.

February 14, 2023
I have now joined the growing ranks of people whose Facebook account has been hacked. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I received a notification from Facebook that my paid ad was now approved…

For God’s Sake: To live is Christ, and to die is gain

February 7, 2023
Occasionally in life, we have watershed moments, some life-defining occurrence that suddenly sends our life or our perspective on life in a different direction. I have had several watershed momen…

For God’s Sake: The “water” Jesus offers is eternal life

January 31, 2023
The little girl’s face wrinkled up with incredulity and mild horror. “You drink sink water?!” she gasped. My wife was drawing water from the tap at the kitchen sink, “Yes, don’t you?” “No!” the g…

For God’s Sake: We are shaped by trials of many kinds

January 24, 2023
My wife and I have a few reality TV series that we like to watch. Over a year, we binge-watched the cooking show “MasterChef Australia” relying heavily on closed captioning to comprehend the Auss…

For God’s Sake: Understanding God’s love for us

January 17, 2023
In three decades of preaching and writing, I have had a growing appreciation for how often it is the smallest words that make the biggest difference. Dwarfed by their larger companions, they seem …

For God’s Sake: Carefully reading Bible can lead to epiphany

January 10, 2023
Friday, Jan. 6 was the Feast of the Epiphany in the church calendar, commemorating the wise men’s visit to the Christ child. That date never fails to dredge up in me the memory of an epiphany I h…