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Following.

It is ironic that it is this post about following is the one that stalled me out.  But it did.  Thank you to everyone who wrote, called and hunted me down at a Grind In to tell me to keep … Continue reading

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Hey! Repent!

Mark 1:14-15 Jesus begins His ministry with a message of the Kingdom.  He announces the crashing in of the Kingdom of God on the Kingdom of the world and calls people to repent and believe. What does someone do with … Continue reading

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This is My Son

Mark 1:9-13 Jesus is baptized by John. The heavens open up. The Spirit descends like a dove. God speaks. “You are My beloved Son, in You, I am well pleased.” In the function of the book of Mark, this is … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Gospel

Mark 1:1-8 Mark begins with “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” The beginning of the gospel. Gospel is good news. The beginning of the good news. That is actually where I am. I am … Continue reading

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It Begins

I just got off the phone with my friend I asked to join me on the journey and he agreed.  (I hadn’t asked him before.) The plan is to work through the book of Mark.  We will work through it … Continue reading

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Stubborn Stone

Lord, please roll back the stone on my soul. Take me on a journey to know You. Continue reading

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You Can Call Me…

I was writing an email to a guy who ran some tests on me.  We spent a day together, laughed together and shook hands at the end.  When I write, there is a distance.  I began my email, Dr. Bryan. … Continue reading

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What the Fuck?

Today, a friend of mine shared with me the story of a girl who was raped by a deacon at church. Her father was the pastor of the church and, for the sake of the deacon’s reputation, did nothing and … Continue reading

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Permit me…

Permit me for a moment to veer from theological reflections to a personal one. A year ago was the last time I preached at Village (the church where I attend). My sermon was not received well and I was not … Continue reading

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Shining Justice

I was so blessed to be able to preach in the Village Chapel. Here is the coolest part.  2 days after I preached this, the pastor called me and asked me to come preach again.  #BlownAway Here it is. http://spilledwine.org/sermons/?sermon_id=29 … Continue reading

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