Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Father and the Bride – 35

Third, my father reminded us to guard our character when our brothers and sisters in Christ push us to the limit. Christian character is composed of moral and ethical convictions that reveal the true nature of our spiritual commitment.  It … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 34

Secondly, my father used conflict as an opportunity to teach us about human nature.  An unchristian act by a believer was always a platform for a good psychology lesson, with some homespun adages tossed in for free.  My father expected … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 23

As a preacher who served three growing congregations in his lifetime, my father witnessed the church at her best and her worst.  He walked with friends who would have literally given their lives for him, and antagonists who had a … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 32

The Long Walk of Love at Home  Home is where we nurture our core perspectives.  How we are taught to view our world, the people in it, and specifically our Christian brothers and sisters, impacts our relationship with the church.  … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 31

In the church, we are the Bride beholding the Bride.  Like an out-of-body experience we see her and we see ourselves.  What brings her happiness brings us happiness, and her trials become our trials.  We are one and the same, … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 30

The Long Walk of Love When my wife walked down the aisle on our wedding day, I vaguely remember watching her father.  I am certain he held her arm the entire way, but to be honest I was too busy looking … Continue reading

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The Father and the Bride – 29

At the risk of sounding paranoid, I feel a need to mention there is an obvious darker side to the way the church is portrayed by society.  While the gospel sounds like a very positive thing to those of us … Continue reading

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