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Writing Lessons from Charles Darwin

“Simon, son of John, do you love me?” With these words thrice spoken just days after Simon Peter had spoken words of betrayal and denial, Jesus asks the question that would become the guiding line throughout the rest of Peter’s life and ministry. “Lord, you know that I love you,” Peter replies. “If you love…

Putting Resurrection Back Into Grace

Yesterday was Holy Saturday: the day we commemorate Christ’s time in the grave. The day Christ rested from his finished work on the cross. The day all of Christ’s followers wondered if everything they put their faith, hope, and love in was lost to them forever. For three years, Jesus’ followers had feasted on a…

Unholy Saturday

Jesus is in the grave. The Messiah and Son of God is dead. And somehow the disciples and the women at the cross are supposed to “rest” on this Sabbath. Their hope lays as a bloody corpse in a desolate tomb, and they are supposed to celebrate Yahweh’s provision and goodness by worshipping at the…