Category Archives: quotation

A Christian tribute to Stephen Hawking (with quotes)

Stephen Hawking was an inspiration to me and many millions of people. I’m sad to hear of his passing on Albert Einstein’s birthday. I wrote this about Hawking after seeing the movie of his life, The Theory Of Everything. Did … Continue reading

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#Makechurchekklesiaagain

Theologian Emil Brunner taught that Christianity drifted away from ekklesia & into church. “A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.” –Shonda Rhimes Here’s a fresh, new hashtag for those who want to go beyond church as usual:  #Makechurchekklesiaagain … Continue reading

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ONE is so good you want to mark it up!

ONE isn’t a book that you just browse through once and then are done with. I’ve been combing it over for months now, underlining, taking notes, sharing it with others; and I’m still getting so much from it. ONE grabs … Continue reading

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Google in your soul

When I Googled in my soul, I found these thoughts: A radiant hope, riding in your chest, makes life delightful! Catch a wave of hope rolling through your heart and ride it all the way to joy. Don’t give up … Continue reading

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Radical statements about the team Jesus builds

In the first century, Jesus built a team that “turned the world upside down.” In the twenty-first century, He wants to do it again! Why did Jesus build a team of disciples? Because teamwork makes the Gospel work! It’s amazing what Team … Continue reading

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Beyond church to Team Jesus!

For Team Jesus, everyday is gameday! Are you a player on Team Jesus or a spectator on the sideline? Let’s meet to all collaborate with Christ, not to be a passive audience.  There is no “me,” “my,” and “I” in Team … Continue reading

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Catchy sayings for church bulletins

Here are some of my original thoughts that you may (or may not) want to put in a church bulletin: Don’t keep doing what isn’t working to give you peace. Make a U-turn to God. Hostile words hold us hostage … Continue reading

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Have we overthought Christianity?

Beyond theology and religious methodology there is the wondrous experience of continually being in awe-inspiring, intimate interaction with the living, resurrected Jesus. That experience is the normal Christian life that is presented in the New Testament.   An old hymn puts … Continue reading

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What’s in your fridge?

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Tattoo parlor for the heart . . .

God’s tattoo parlor — ekklesia . . . –Ekklesia is the tattoo parlor of the Holy Spirit where the living, resurrected Jesus inks His hope and healing on human hearts. Ekklesia makes the heart grow fonder of God and of … Continue reading

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