Pointing to Jesus.

First published January 21, 2010 John – the one we know as “the Baptist” – had followers. We don’t think about that, considering that he was a plain-speaking, rough-dressed, wilderness-living kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy that is interesting to visit, but “you wouldn’t want to live there.” I think we don’t really […]

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13 ways to be more like Jesus

Learn what he said. It seems obvious, but I need to say it. Do the things he said to do. Like any good teacher, the learning often happens by practicing, not just listening. Too often we expect perfection. Perhaps he didn’t. At first. Do things the way he did them. How did he live his […]

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A disciple, simply

Okay. Can we talk for a bit? I’m out of practice with writing, so it will take me awhile to find my flow again. But I’m working on a sermon for Sunday and I’m sifting through my heart and brain (and all the tons of debris that live there), gathering fragments for a simple, useful, helpful, […]

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i bet they weren’t ready

Jesus and his disciples were attracting a crowd. People came, the disciples baptized, the religious leaders noticed. They had the story wrong, of course. They thought Jesus was doing baptizing. But still, they noticed. For some reason, when Jesus hears about the attention, he heads out of town, back toward home. It could be that […]

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there He is

John – the one we know as “the Baptist” – had followers. We don’t think about that, considering that he was a plain-speaking, rough-dressed, wilderness-living kind of guy. He’s the kind of guy that is interesting to visit, but “you wouldn’t want to live there.” I think we don’t really understand John or his time. […]

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