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Crosswalk

“If you would be my disciple, you must deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for my sake will save it.” … Continue reading

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Discipleship is Dangerous!

There are record numbers of suicides. Record levels of depression. Record levels of domestic abuse. Our world has never been more desperate for followers of Jesus to show the way out of this growing darkness! But the workers are few … Continue reading

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Let Us Run…

Paul, the traditional author of Hebrews (though some think it was his fellow apostle Barnabas), repeatedly used racing as a metaphor for faith. In an endurance race the real competitor is ourselves (“the sin that so easily entangles”). The key to … Continue reading

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The Cross

The cross isn’t a means of forgiveness. It’s proof of it.

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Put the X back in Xmas!

People often assume that the term “Xmas” is an attempt to take “Christ” out of Christmas. But did you know that: The term Xmas dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. X is an abbreviation for Christ (it’s … Continue reading

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Another Thief on the Cross

I’d just finished a month-long gig, teaching acting in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and had said goodbye to the last of my students. It had been a heady time, suffused with history. I had tickets for The Merchant of … Continue reading

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Walk this Way

“If you would be my disciple, you must deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for my sake will save it.” … Continue reading

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