Not too long after we finished the “Essentials” seminar at Ashland – which emphasizes that one of the components of healing is “community” – my wife and I had the opportunity for a little vacation to Columbus, Ohio.  Before we headed home we decided to make a stop at the Ohio Historical Center, just to […]

March 23, 2014 at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  Based on a devotion I did at the Formational Prayer “Essentials” seminar the previous day.

If we resemble Jesus enough to allow the woman of ill repute to break the bottle of perfume at His feet (Luke 7:36-50), soon others like her will be lined up around the block, each bearing their own bottle of perfume to break as they cry their hearts out for gratitude at the mercy of […]

            Terry Wardle talks about DUCK theology and DANCE theology. DUCK theology goes like this: God is angry because we have sinned. God’s holiness compels Him to pour out His wrath on us; i.e., God is against us. Jesus comes to stand in the way of God’s wrath and to […]

Here’s a portion of Mark 10:13-16 NIV 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs […]


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