Pharisee Preserve

(One of my favorite columns) My Fairly Spiritual column and radio show are avoided by millions of people every week. Nary a month goes by where someone recognizes me in public. Even so, I still believe it is important to lend my celebrity to worthy causes. Therefore, I’d like to introduce my readers to an […]

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Yahweh (YHWH): The Name of God

“Is there a God?” For many, this is not the primary question. Rather, the bigger issue is, “If God exists, can God be known?” Or more importantly, from humanity’s perspective, “If God exists, does God know me?” Relationship is at the heart of so many spiritual questions. Does the Creator really desire relationship with me? […]

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The Fullness of God is Found in Christ!

Freedom is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ. God came embodied as man. In Jesus, grace took on flesh. In Christ, love took a breath. The hands of Christ extended the will of God into the heart of mankind. God is love. In Christ, the fullness of God’s love dwells in bodily form. As […]

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Spirit-led Living

Romans 8:12-17 (ESV) “So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.  (13) For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.  (14) For all who are led by […]

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Osama Bin Laden is Dead. . . but the Cancer Remains

“The surgery was a success.  We removed a large, cancerous tumor.  Osama bin Laden is dead.” Did you get all the cancer? “No, but we did remove a substantial part. However, we know that there are other tumors, there are other cancerous cells still actively at work.” Will we be able to remove the rest […]

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If I have not love, I gain nothing.

God wants to guard your heart. He desires to protect you from pursuing a path that will hurt yourself and others. He is asking you to consider his way, his perspective. God is reality. He is the author of beauty, love, and life. God knows us better than we know ourselves. God sees, God knows, […]

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The secret about The Secret!

(A friend recently asked me about The Secret.  So I thought I’d reprint this article a wrote awhile back) Confronting The Secret by Doug Bursch Recently, Oprah Winfrey has been pushing The Secret.  The Secret is a masterfully marketed repackaging of some very old ideas.  What started as a movie and book by Rhonda Byrne […]

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The power of a beautiful song

I enjoy emotional music.  In fact, I’m a sucker for a good soundtrack.  The plot, acting, and special effects might stink to high heaven, but if the movie is scored by John Williams I’ll let it slide.  My cynicism is no match for an evocative weepy violin crescendo.  Consequently, I’ve teared up at the climax […]

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