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Howard Snyder

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Meditation on the Trinity

We worship one God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Holy Trinity. Through Jesus Christ we “have access in one Spirit to the Father” (Eph. 2:18). God is Spirit, but earth […]

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Whats Holiness

Biblical Metaphors for Holiness

God is holy—which means loving, just, true, merciful, relational, sovereign, and wholly self-consistent in his character. So naturally, the Bible is full of holiness. A good way to […]

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My Fourth Conversion

My fourth conversion came about five years ago. First Conversion: Jesus I was a child, and there was no one datable experience. But before I was twelve it […]

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Shifting Attitudes on Climate Change?

Evidence has surfaced that attitudes of Christians in the U.S. toward creation care may have shifted in the direction of “stewardship,” away from “dominion.” Kelsey Dallas of The […]

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How Much Higher Ground?

Taking the full biblical gospel in view, it’s obvious that the hymn “Higher Ground” is problematic. The hymn was written by Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1898). The whole hymn […]

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Five Signs of Hope in the New Year

I see five promising signs of hope as the world enters 2015. Also a few maybes. Any optimism must be tempered by the now-present reality of climate destabilization. […]

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Living Fire!

As we enter a new year, this remarkable hymn seems especially apt and timely: Oh for that flame of living fire Which shone so bright in saints of […]

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