Author Archives: Pastor John

Forgiveness – What we want, we should give

There is nothing so nice as an encouraging verse. However, thinking deeply and carefully about those encouraging verses can be equally challenging! For example, consider the Scripture that invites us to forgive… Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 19 – Confirmation Bias… Is it a problem?

Confirmation bias. What is it? How does it affect what we hear? When it comes to public policy decisions, this is a very important concept to acknowledge and seek to overcome. So it is in our everyday life as well! … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 18 – Heady Stuff… What is reality?

Of the first fifteen most commonly asked questions on Google regarding theology, one of those questions is, “What is reality?” What makes real, real? That is heady stuff! For some of us, that question seems obvious – it’s all around … Continue reading

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Jesus is my Enough

When was the last time you heard people sing with abandon about Jesus? I have two events every year when I am surrounded by people who are doing that. The first is my pastors’ conference in February. The second is … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 17 – Deep Thinking about Struggles Makes Me Think Deeply about Blessings

Struggles happen in all of our lives. In philosophy and theology this subject is called the problem of evil. Today, let’s flip the topic over and talk about the wonder of blessing. Specifically, why are we geared to expect life … Continue reading

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Live it Out

Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”  1 Corinthians 11:1 Quite a statement! It is just 11 words, but it speaks of Paul’s desire to see those around him become like Jesus.  It speaks of … Continue reading

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Walking With Each Other Toward Christ

Commiserate. This word comes to us from two Latin words. It means to “lament with”. Commiserating happens when we walk with each other through our struggles. Have we really thought about how important walking together through struggles is? Paul shares … Continue reading

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