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Cardboard Cutout Audience

Posted by Colby Kinser on

As a baseball fan, this year has been hard. First, there was the delay of the start of the season. Second, once it began, there were no crowds in the stands, which means less energy at a game and no way to go see a game. Third, earlier this year I had received a free pass to home games ... of...

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Tags: discipleship, technology

Reminders We Avoid

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Lynne and I painfully watch my mother's battle against dementia continue to lose ground. Indeed all of us have someone close to us who has some profound struggle with atypical daily living, whether it's mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual. Some of us have those struggles ourselves. Many...

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Tags: grace, fallen

Emeth and Hesed

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It doesn't take long at Grace Fellowship for someone to hear me use one or both of these Hebrew words, emeth (truth) and hesed (lovingkindness). These words carry far more than a single English translation can convey. Both words are prominent in the Old Testament, but interestingly...

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Tags: truth, grace, boldness, hesed, tension, lovingkindness, emeth

Campaign Promises

Posted by Colby Kinser on

We are in the midst of a significant election cycle, and therefore we are  being bombarded with campaign promises. I'm not writing to disparage politics, particular politicians, or the political process. It's just the fact of the matter that our mailboxes are filling up, the airwaves are...

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Every Case of Atheism is Temporary

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Every case of atheism is temporary. Not a single case will go uncured. The same is true for agnosticism (the view that it is impossible to know God even if He exists). Every person who claims God doesn't exist or that He is unknowable will one day absolutely agree that God not only exists, but...

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Tags: evangelism, eternity, atheism, agnosticism

Take a Breath

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Now that we've been in this a while and all the signs point to many more months of reacting to Coronavirus, now is a great time to take stock. Take some time to do a self-checkup ... "How am I doing physically? Mentally? Emotionally? Spiritually? What have I been neglecting "until this thing...

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Tags: health, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, coronavirus, covid-19

CSL on C-19

Posted by Colby Kinser on

C.S. Lewis, once again, says beautifully what I've been struggling to put into words. Rather than write my own article this week, I will just include his words on the atomic bomb, but what he said can equally be applied to COVID-19. You can read a full article...

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Tags: bomb, coronavirus, covid, cslewis, atomic

How much I want to meet with you

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I really don't like wearing a mask. I don't like the feel, I don't like how it's a little harder to take in a deep breath, I don't like not seeing someone's expressions, and I don't like them not seeing mine. So I wear my mask. And I really don't like wearing a mask when we gather for worship...

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Tags: church, online, mask, coronavirus, covid

The Tyranny of Titles

Posted by Colby Kinser on

"Black Lives Matter." Boom - I just created some sort of response in you, perhaps even a strong one. And not the same response in each of you. I understand the reasoning behind the variety of responses. I can create the same range of responses with the phrase "white privilege." How thin is the...

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Tags: gospel, justice, race, racism

Fear to Cavalier

Posted by Colby Kinser on

By now, you've likely seen someone you thought was a little too cavalier about the Coronavirus. Or maybe you have second-guessed yourself that you were being a little too carefree about protecting yourself. Should I wash my hands more often? We've all also seen the fear that some have had over...

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Tags: sin, freedom, fear, coronavirus

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