Daring to believe in His presence even in His absence

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Esther

  In Esther, we find a God who refuses to act with boldness and brashness. But we also find a king who does not. Esther reveals how, when God plays behind the scenes, others will try to steal the scene. Chapter one opens with two of the ten feasts featured in the book. The first […]

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When you live in Susa

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Esther

  Esther opens with these words: Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa, the citadel…(Esther 1:1-2 ESV) The names and places sound strange. But a familiar word summarizes that for which they […]

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Fearless: Unclean (Matt. 8:1-4) Chris Altrock – February 5, 2017

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Blaze

Some Die Alone In January of 2016 NPR reported on a Mike Pojman. He is the assistant headmaster at Roxbury Latin Boys School in Boston.[1] Pojman engages his senior high students in a program which connects them with people who have died alone. The story focused on six senior high students from Roxbury who volunteered […]

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What to do when you’re disenchanted

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Esther

Charles Taylor is a Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada. Taylor writes in a massive book of nearly 1,000 pages that the human race experiences seasons in history when our experience of God seems to swing between two poles. One pole he calls “enchantment.” The other he calls “disenchantment.” For example, he suggests, […]

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