The Gospels contrast the disciples of Jesus who were not consistently clear about what they wanted with those at the margins (like blind Bartimaeus) who were completely focussed on their need. Jesus keeps asking a question (actually or implied) of those he encounters to help them understand that their present desire was masking their need …

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It interests me watching modern evangelicalism struggle more and more about what to do with Easter. Good Friday was a spiritual pause, a pause that lasted until the acknowledgment of resurrection on Sunday morning. Now any thought of pause seems something to be avoided and Good Friday seems to be identical to Easter Sunday. How …

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Sometimes I feel the effective Christian life is confined to one personality type. Or, at the very least, that it’s not fair that one personality type seems ideally suited for reaching out. Sammy Rhodes gives some relief with an observation that the Good News is embodied in a community of all types of people. One …

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