A La Carte (January 8)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
I’m overseas today and don’t have access to all my usual accounts. That left me unable to track down any exciting new Kindle deals. We will try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: What Amy Carmichael Hung on Her Wall) My Daughter Asked Me to Stop Writing About Motherhood. Here’s Why I Can’t

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My Publishing Pipeline for 2019/20

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
For those interested in what I’m up to on the publishing side of things, here’s what is scheduled to come out. Soonish First and foremost is The New Testament in its World with N.T. Wright, bigger than Ben Hur, basically the lifetime work of N.T. Wright in NT Intro form with supplements from me

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I am Doing a New Thing

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“This is what the Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:16,18-19 Thought The year is gone, finished, past. We […]

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Unchanging

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 As we cross the threshold into a new year and begin putting one foot in front of the other, we can feel the tenuous shakiness of change all around us. Yet as we look forward, with that familiar mix of anticipation and

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The Road Less Traveled

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. . . Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind […]

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Be Confident in God’s Strength in You

Category: Daily Devotions
“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”Numbers 13:30 (NIV) God wants you confident in the truth that, through him, all things are possible. Your focus will determine your behaviour and it will

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One man’s mission to revitalize small-town America

Category: News
Shelburne, Vt. Ten years ago, things weren’t looking so good in Biddeford, Maine. Growth was stagnant, particularly because of a controversial municipal waste incinerator – also the town’s largest taxpayer – that occupied some eight acres on the downtown riverfront. There were also

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Apostle Paul and the Epistle to Diognetus

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
If we have to identify the largest single influence on the Epistle to Diognetus it would have to be the Apostle Paul.[1] Ernst Dassman comments that, ‘The utilization of Pauline theology reaches an astonishing intensity in the epistle to Diognetus’[2] and ‘not merely in the abundance of Pauline

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Don’t Think About it

Category: Daily Devotions
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”Philippians 4:8 As the New Year begins, people make

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