A very evocative part of the musical Hamilton revolves around the desire to be in the room where decisions are made, to be in the room where those inside are viewed by those outside as decision makers. It is a powerful desire, a desire detached from the importance of the decisions themselves, a desire more …

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In stories the hero arrives just in the nick of time. James Bond turns off the detonator with 007 seconds remaining. Han and Chewbacca arrive just as Darth Vader is about to fire on Luke. That sort of thing. While the Bible tells us that Jesus’ incarnation took place at the right time, the narrative …

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In God’s grace, a pastor learns that they are serving their life’s great ministry, not that they are preparing for it. This grace occurs as the story of God’s people intertwines with theirs, when God’s people are no longer a stepping stone or a means of achieving a plan, but when their stories become the …

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Jesus as Saviour only makes sense if you know you need saving. Jesus as Saviour leads us into a deeper and deeper understanding of our ongoing need to be saved. Our maturity of Christians is not to think that Jesus has made us so much better that our primary need of him now is as …

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