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“Lifetime Guarantee” by Bill Gillham

July 24, 2011 // 24 Comments

Lifetime Guarantee is a book full of stories about ordinary life, like making eggs for breakfast, mowing the lawn, and sitting in your car outside the post office watching a pretty girl walk past. There’s also a riveting story about closing a closet door. That might sound dull if you’re Indiana Jones, but [...]

Dealing with unanswered prayer

March 13, 2011 // 49 Comments

“I have been asking God to heal me for years. I don’t understand why He hasn’t me. I guess it’s not God’s will for me to be healed.” If you’ve been following this short series on prayer, I’m hoping you can spot at least two things wrong with these statements. First, it is always God’s will to [...]

Will My Name be Blotted out from the Book of Life?

December 8, 2010 // 50 Comments

Are you worried that Jesus may blot out your name from the Lamb’s Book of Life? Many Christians are. They are afraid that they might do something that will cause Jesus to erase out their names from his book. It’s like Jesus is sitting in heaven with a pen in one hand and a bottle of correction fluid in the [...]

Laodicea, Part 7: To Him Who Overcomes (Rev 3:21)

June 23, 2010 // 14 Comments

UPDATE: This is an old article. An updated and expanded commentary on this passage can be found in Paul’s book Letters from Jesus. You will never understand the gospel of grace until you first appreciate the love of God shown to unworthy humanity: “But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were [...]