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In Exodus the Wilderness is Chaos

Egypt is dominated by water motifs. The desert is where there is no life. There isn’t cultivated food. There isn’t civilization. God is found there in the burning bush.

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What Backyard Tigers and Chuck-e-Cheese Bears Reveal About Our Hunger for God and the Ironic Way in which God Turns it Around

Why we Hunger and Fear Glory Why are there more tigers in American back yards than in the wild? The practice of keeping exotic and dangerous animals is highly controversial. An illuminating question might be “why do we want them … Continue reading

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Why Religion Doesn’t Work and Why God Is So Hidden

Why Doesn’t Religion Work? I was a seminary student when this young man came to my church in Grand Rapids. He was in my small group and my elder district. He told me that he was unhappy but when he … Continue reading

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Sculpting our Tents in the Age of Decay for the Hope of Imperishable Glory

Body Image Isn’t Just for Women Anymore Men’s Journal recently did a piece on what Hollywood leading men need to go through to make the cut. Brando never did crunches. Al Pacino didn’t slurp protein shakes. Cary Grant had never … Continue reading

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Why Should The Cosmic Creator Invite Us to Dinner?

Invitation to Dinner I’ve never received an invitation from the President of the United States for dinner. Who receives such invitations? People who the president has important business with People who the president wishes to honor People from whom the … Continue reading

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How in Jesus Slaves Become Siblings

If the Bible is Inspired, Why Didn’t God Outlaw Slavery? The question of the Bible and slavery illustrates for many people in the Western world today a foundational reason why the Bible can’t be anything but just another human creation … Continue reading

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Why God’s Invasion of History Comes in the Shape of the Cross

From Ocean Liner to Cruise Ship Skye Jethani in a blog post this week compared the modern mega-church to churches in the middle of the 20th century. Why am I talking about the history of the shipping industry? Well, I think … Continue reading

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