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Theology 101

A professor of religious studies informed his students on the last day of the term that not one of them had demonstrated a satisfactory understanding of Christianity. He ordered them to take out a blank sheet of paper and, in … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Forgiveness

My new film Over-the-Rhine, which has its world premiere in Orlando next month, is about forgiveness. So the subject is very much on my mind. How do you forgive the unforgiveable? To begin with, you have to remember that, while … Continue reading

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Only One Life

I avoid “Christianese” like the plague. I can speak it fluently, but it’s not my native language. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bonafide Jesus freak. It’s just that those who speak code seldom reach anyone but themselves. Think of … Continue reading

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Q. What’s wrong with this picture? A. It should have been you (and me). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23 “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were … Continue reading

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Death Loses

We are born in the shadow of death. No one gets out of here alive. But 2,000 years ago, Jesus signed death’s death warrant. On the night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples to live in the light of this new … Continue reading

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