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Month: November 2016

Please Keep Up the Prayers

Please Keep Up the Prayers

Please pray for our son, Jonathan. He I were on a very quick overnight trip to visit my dad (Jonathan’s grandpa) and other family members in Michigan. This morning our trip was stopped short by a virus Jonathan came down with. He saw a doctor in Midland who told him to take it seriously, and get follow-up treatment back home in Ohio, since there could be complications. There’s nothing going on that Jonathan would mind telling you about, but as the…

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Sorry, Jen Hatmaker: Your Biblical Grounds For Affirming LGBT Still Imply Something Wrong With LGBT

Sorry, Jen Hatmaker: Your Biblical Grounds For Affirming LGBT Still Imply Something Wrong With LGBT

(Update, November 4: Some readers have faulted me for not making all of my terminology crystal clear in this post.  Comment 3 contains my further explanation.) Jen Hatmaker says she thinks LGBT relationships can be holy. How so? Her husband, Brandon, explains the “bottom line” on Facebook: “We don’t believe a committed life-long monogamous same-sex marriage violates anything seen in scripture about God’s hopes for the marriage relationship.” There’s something oddly contradictory going on there. It’s not the first time I’ve seen it; it’s there almost every time…

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Would Jesus Be a Good President?

Would Jesus Be a Good President?

Here’s a question that isn’t just hypothetical, it’s completely impossible — but it leads to fruitful reflections  anyway: There’s never been a leader like Jesus — so would he be a good president? No. Not at all. Sure, some of us could want him in that job. How tired we are of the terribly flawed candidates we’ve got to choose from. How desperately we want a better leader — a leader who knows what he’s doing and (oh, please, dear God!) a leader we…

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Thank You For Your Prayers!

Thank You For Your Prayers!

Thank you for praying for me following my prayer requesta couple days ago. The best news is that God has reminded me again of the confidence I can have my relationship with him, which remains real and true no matter what may come. That’s the most important thing by far, and it really relieves the struggle I told you about before. It’s amazing how good God is — and that his goodness prevails over all. I’m sure your prayers were…

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