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The Simple Vision of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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  This past Saturday, April 9th, was the 71st anniversary of the death of the great 20th Century pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer is remembered not only for writing about the cost of discipleship, but for embracing that cost in his own life. As a pastor in Germany...

Tim Keller on The Gospel

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“The gospel of justifying faith means that while Christians are, in themselves still sinful and sinning, yet in Christ, in God’s sight, they are accepted and righteous. So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we...

The Reckless Love of Donald Dawson

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During the War in Vietnam there was an American pilot named Daniel Dawson who was shot down over enemy territory. Daniel had a brother named Donald Dawson who lived in the States with his family. When Donald heard about his brother getting shot down he sold everything he had, left his family...

The Gospel According to Patch

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Like most of the world I was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Robin William. Williams was a staple of my childhood thanks to his roles in movies like Aladdin and Hook. In honor of this great actor my wife and I have spent the last few weeks watching many of...

The Gospel According to Lebron

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It’s been quite the summer here in Northeast Ohio. A little over a month ago LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers through an essay in Sports Illustrated. In his essay LeBron describes how Northeast Ohio has always been his home, and he takes pride in the...

The Gospel According to Toy Story

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My favorite movie of all time is Toy Story. One of the reasons I love this movie is the transformation that Woody, the main character, goes through. Woody starts out the movie comfortable and secure in his status as the favorite toy of his owner Andy; but then Buzzy Lightyear - the...

The Gospel According to Batman

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You may not have realized it, but this past Wednesday, July 23rd, was “Batman Day.” It was a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in a comic book. I don’t know about you, but I grew up on Batman. I watched the cartoons, read the comic books...