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Delayed?

As the plane I was on descended toward O’Hare International Airport, I looked down upon one of Chicago’s many large cemeteries and thought to myself, “That’s life—or at least that is the inevitable outcome of life—death.” The thought triggered memories of loved ones lost, consoling grieving family members, repressing grief of my own—only to deal

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Christ Alone… in Luther’s Galatians Commentary

As we commemorate 500 years since the beginning of Martin Luther’s reform, it is fitting to remember the major themes that animated those reforms in theology, preaching, and Christian piety. The word sola—“alone”—became a watch-word for the distinctive emphases of the Reformation: sola scriptura—by Scripture alone; sola gratia—by grace alone; sola fide—by faith alone. All

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Life in Jesus

The Gospel writers also record a series of more immediate and localized effects at the time of Jesus’ death on the cross. These incidents include earthquakes (Matthew 27:51), the raising of people who were dead (Matthew 27:52-53), and—important to this article—the rending, or splitting in two, of the Temple curtain (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke

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How Do you Read the Signs?

Have you ever read a sign and then realized that it could be read in more ways than one? Sometimes the sign maker has one thing in mind, and the sign reader gets a different message. I enjoy reading signs to see if I can come up with an entirely different meaning from what was

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Big Talker

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them (Matthew 5:17). Where once was a man who was being considered to head up a certain organization. When he came to interview with the board, the man made great promises

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