“Nothing is more practical than finding God."

I’ve sensed for some time that the church of Jesus Christ today needs to rediscover a more robust, biblical understanding of grace. The lectionary readings for today give strength to that conviction. In 2 Samuel 7:14-15a, God says to David about his royal offspring, “I will become his father and he will become my son. …

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Jesus said, “Abide in me, and I will abide in you” (John 15:4). At least, that’s how I memorized this verse. I figured that if this was how a modern and erudite translation like the New Revised Standard Version rendered Jesus’ words, I couldn’t be too far off the mark. But now I’m beginning to wonder.

Maybe you heard or read this story in last week’s news. For me it’s an earthly glimpse into Trinitarian love and what it means to live out of our true glory: With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she …

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