Tag Archives: Discerning Love

Homosexuality and the Church

I have a friend from the LGBT community. She and I have been friends for twenty years, and though we disagree on so many things we have kept a strong friendship and taught each other many things.  For instance she … Continue reading

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What Unconditional Love Is and Isn’t

Yes, the heart of Christianity is love, but what many people fail to realize is that unconditional love is not what Christianity is. Rather love is one characteristic of who Christ Jesus is. Before addressing this concept let me point … Continue reading

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Why is God’s Discipline So Hard to Figure Out?

First, we need to ask, “What is discipline?” Because there are actually two different definitions to this seemingly simple word, which I think is often why we, as Christians, can tend to misuse and misunderstand this word. What is discipline? … Continue reading

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For the Love of God, Respond.

Have you ever sent someone an invitation, request, or question and gotten no response but instead simply been left hanging? In the age of easy social media, instant e-mail, and phone messaging, one might think responding would be more likely … Continue reading

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When the Church Thinks They’re All That

I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked away from encounters with church goers or even more specifically church leaders and thought to myself, “If they were the only representative of God I had, I would ditch God and … Continue reading

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Love Others Well

When we think of love, we don’t always think about what motivates love. In fact most of the time our assumption about love is that it is the motivator, but this is not always true.  Love can be motivated by … Continue reading

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Will You Stand Against Evil?

When dealing with authority, which has veered from a justice course and no longer rightly serving the purpose for which its position of authority was established, I have observed there are three types of people and responses.  The three types … Continue reading

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How to Have Confidence in Who God Is

Have you ever talked with someone who thinks they know a person you know and they make a comment like, “I don’t think that person cares about that kind of thing.” And you get to say, “They totally care about … Continue reading

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A Memorial

Today in the United States is Memorial Day—a day we pause to remember and honor the sacrifice of all those who’ve died serving in our country’s armed forces. We cherish life dearly, so why honor those who have died? It’s … Continue reading

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P A of Worldview: Discerning Love

In the Bible we are commanded to love one another (John 15:12, Romans 13:8, 1 John 3:23, 1 John 4:7, 1 Th 4:9, Etc.). Love is a good thing, but I have always been stumped in trying to define what … Continue reading

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