Shameless, Audacious Prayer – May 25, 2016 [Jesus said,] I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. (Luke 11:8) When Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them […]


When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. (Luke 4:13) In Luke 4:1-13, we read that Jesus was tempted for forty days by the devil. Can you imagine what that was like for Jesus? Because he is fasting, he is tired and weak, and then he has this lying, cheating, […]


Loving Yourself – May 11, 2016 [Jesus said,] “The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” (Mark 12:31a) What is often called the Great Commandment is really three commands to love: love God, love your neighbour and love yourself. Living as we do in the Age of Narcissism, one would think that the third […]


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Imagine two moms sitting on a bench at a playground while they watch their children play. The child of the first mom asks if he can go play on the slide. His mom says yes and away he goes to play on the slide. A few minutes later he […]


The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:5-6) Where is Jesus? That seems like a silly question. But this passage […]


Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Matthew 22:37) The human heart is wired to earn favour in the eyes of others. Many religions and philosophies function this way and through them human beings seek to justify themselves through their own efforts […]


The days are long when you are on death row in Texas, especially for a crime that you didn’t commit. A younger version of Stevie Washington joined with some friends looking for fun on a Friday night in Houston. They decided to hold up a liquor store to get some cash and some booze and, […]

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