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The Epic Narrative of New Creation
“In the
beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless
void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the Spirit of God swept
over the face of the waters.   Then God said,
‘Let there be light; and there was light.   An...

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The Gateway Into the Age to Come
One of the most personal and moving stories in the gospels is that of Lazarus and his resurrection in John 11.  In this short narrative we see the fully human Jesus and his intimate relationship with the family of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.  Jesus learns of...

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Intimately Involved
Many are unaware of this, but the book of Genesis actually provides us with two different creation accounts.  In the first story (Gen 1:1-2:3), we catch a glimpse of the all-powerful, transcendent God of creation.  He's the God who speaks everything into ex...

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The Top Ten Spiritual Disciplines
Discipline is a bad word in our modern world.  Probably since the Romantic movement, the idea of perspiration, rather than inspiration, seems inauthentic, or perhaps, even phony.  And yet, we all know that most worthwhile things in life, require time, effor...

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I Will Walk on Irish Soil Again
One year, seven months, twenty-three days, and twelve hours ago, Juli, Ashlyn, and I left Dublin, Ireland to resume our lives in the USA.  Throughout the nearly twenty months since, I've been flooded with fond memories of the people there who touched our li...

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David Worley
I first met
David Worley in September of 2002.   My
wife Juli and I had just moved to Austin so that I could attend Austin Graduate
School of Theology.   After placing
membership at Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, Juli and I attended a welcome
meeting for ...

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The Center of it All...
I'm so thankful for the hope and optimism that children bring to this world!  Even when they realize that the world is not a perfect place, they still seem to exude a positive attitude in the face of strife and difficulty.  The future is overflowing with po...

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For the Alien...
I usually steer away from blatant partisan politics.  I don't mind discussing political ideas on an issue by issue basis, but you won't find me rooting for politicians, much less political parties like I cheer on the Horns and Arsenal FC.  As a sports fan, ...

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The God Who Will Act Again
As recently as 50 years ago, families
were spending thousands of dollars constructing underground bomb shelters to
protect them and their closest neighbors from an impending nuclear
holocaust.   There was widespread fear of
a Soviet dominated communist worl...

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Get Real
On Thursday evenings, a number of Dubs (and wannabe Dubs...I am one) have been getting together in a local coffee shop to read and discuss the first epistle of John.  In this beautiful, spiraling prose that borders on poetry, the author keeps stressing that...
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