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Gracious Nonconformity

Source: The Naked Pastor As followers of Jesus we are to be different from others. We are to be, as a biblically derived phrase puts it, “in the world but not of the world” (John 15:19; 17:14). Ou...
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Beyond Bootstrap Success Stories

Few things are more offensive to those committed to the “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” philosophy than the message that “the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, n...
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The Truth of Success and Failure

“I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and chance happen to them...
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Again, Who Would Jesus Tax?

I tend not to be impressed when politicians use god-words. In fact I’m immediately suspicious. It seems to me that pandering to religious folks rather than the glorification of God is the goal. Too often t...