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Advent 2018

In the C.S. Lewis classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Narnia is a place that is "always winter and never Christmas." In fact, it isn’t until Aslan the lion arrives in Narnia that Christmas comes!

The people of Narnia place their hope in the coming of Aslan to break through their "winter" and bring the hope, peace, joy, and love of Christmas.

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Dead and Open or Alive and Grasping?

In a recent blog, I shared the bad news that no amount of winning or success will ultimately bring salvation. I suggested that the way of salvation is admitting your death to the whole earning system altogether. Admitting that we can’t -- and need not -- attempt to save ourselves through performance. Instead we are free to admit our defeat and receive the King who has defeated death for all people. This King is named Jesus.

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We Don't All Climb the Mountain the Same Way

Jill, the fab four (our kids), and I are on vacation this week in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania. Taking in a change of scenery and pace, with the same loved-ones, is good for the soul. As city folk, we don’t do a lot of hiking. Give us a busy sidewalk or crowded intersection and we will crush it -- but we aren’t all hikers.

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On Winning

For all of the joys and even successes you may experience in life, living life well cannot save you. I am sorry to be the bearer of such negative news. No amount of perfect living is going to save any of us. Paradoxically, it’s actually in dying to the myth of salvation by achievement that we find life and hope.

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