Take Up Your Cross

I have had the opportunity to walk the famed Via Dolorosa, the “Way of Suffering.” This was the path walked by Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem on the morning as he headed to the cross. It’s not a lengthy route, half of a mile, from Rome’s Antonia Fortress to the execution site called Golgotha.…
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Follow The Light

Light has always been a symbol of religion. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” The Buddha was the “Enlightened One,” the one who had become a “knower,” who had seen the light. The Quran speaks of God as “Light upon Light,” and the Hebrew Scriptures declare, “The Lord lights up my darkness.” The…
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Love Is No Sacrifice

“Fat Tuesday” will bring the revelry of Mardi Gras to a close, and Ash Wednesday will launch the Christian faithful into the Lenten season. Lent, popular with many believers, is a forty-day period of time before Easter, intended as a season of repentance, spiritual cleansing, and prayer. It is common to “give up” something during…
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Your Life Is A Miracle

“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens,” the Jewish prophet instructed. Whenever I do that, it makes me feel small. I think that was the prophet’s purpose. While we might be the dominant species on this third rock from the sun, we are overshadowed by our surroundings. More than a thousand earth-sized planets…
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God’s Ways Are Higher Than We Understand

“I’m a Bible-believing Christian!” someone said to me. “Which part?” I asked. “All of it,” came the confident reply. This assertion wasn’t true – not remotely. And that’s a good thing, because parts of the Bible are confounding at best and criminal at worst. Want to own a few slaves? Go for it. Feel like…
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