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Nov
28

A Thankful Heart*

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There’s a wonderful Puritan prayer I love that goes like this: “Father, You have given us so much. We ask for one thing more—a thankful heart.”  There are so many things about the Lord that we can be thankful for, aren’t there? For life and breath, for all his goodnesses and blessings in our lives….If…
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Nov
26

Deflatable People: 3 Traces of the Holy Spirit in the Fall

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After the first verse of Genesis 1, the Spirit disappears. He hovered over the face of the waters and then vanished. Or did he? In the last post, I argued that even though the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the Spirit in the rest of Genesis 1-2, he’s there. And missing the Spirit in those chapters means…
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Nov
21

One Thousands Gifts

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Recently my daughter sent me a link to a 1+ minute You Tube, “The First World Problems Rap.” She said her pastor showed it in church on Sunday. Initially the rap was just fun. And then I began to hear the message. The message went even deeper with the second review. The impressionable expressions of…
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Nov
17

This Week on Trans·formed (11/17)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Inflatable People: The Holy Spirit and Creation. What happened to the Spirit? Well, it’s just one chapter, maybe he’ll come up again in a bit. Then you finish chapters two, three, four, five, and you’re starting to get a little frustrated. You thought this Spirit was important. Yet you’ve…
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Nov
16

It’s November: Time For Those Irrelevant Awards!

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I am in the great town of Milwaukee tonight, home of century old breweries and Polish steeples and site of this year’s Evangelical Theological Society Meetings. I am here to present a paper, as well as listen to a number of scintillating, brilliant, and fascinating papers by colleagues in fields from philosophy to theology to…
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