Grace and Mercy, even in Manchester

I spent the first five years of my life in a commuter village outside Manchester. It’s horrible to see today’s news of an outrageous terrorist attack in that great city. And it is outrageous. As with other nations, the U.K. has seen terrorist attacks before but there is something particularly evil about a suicide bomber […]

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Fury

warning – plenty of spoilers! What happens to a principled Christian man when they’re thrust into the horror of war? How does someone committed to grace and mercy cope with the brutal requirements of combat? Brad Pitt’s latest movie, Fury [IMDB], seeks to draw us into these questions as we travel along with a battle-weary Sherman tank […]

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Suspended Sentences

I’m a big believer that the church has a responsibility at the right time to speak into matters of public political debate. We do this since we’re a part of the community, just as others are and our voice represents a significant segment of the population. But more than that we presume to know the […]

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The Four Courtrooms of James 2:1-13

I preached through James 2:1-13 this past Sunday and was struck in my preparation with the repeated use of the theme of the courtroom and the law by James. 4 times, the theme is used and they show the progression of argument that James makes. James2:3 If you show special attention to the man wearing […]

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