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Was It Necessary?

The gravity of the cruelty meted out against Jesus forces this question upon us: “Did God really have to go to this extent to fix the problem of sin?” Did God really have to control all the situations, locations, personalities, machinations, institutions, and governments of earth so that history would march toward the right time and place: the birth of Jesus? Did Jesus really have to subject himself to the full range of the darkness and temptation of this fallen world? ... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Thursday, April 1, 2021
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1/6/21

As I witnessed and reflected on 2020 and the events of January 6, 2021, I’ve had moments of tears for our country, but more profoundly, for the church that I love that is so broken, angry, and divided. In this fallen world, the church of Jesus Christ should be a beacon of love, grace, unity, patience, mercy, and peace. How are you handling your political disagreements with your brothers and sisters in the Lord? Have you given way to the temptation to say or post divisive things? Has... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, January 9, 2021
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Such Mystery

Such mystery the eternal one enters time the Creator becomes a creature God becomes a man The Son of Man carried by one he created Such mystery the Law Giver submits to law’s commands The all-sufficient one a dependent child The King of Kings in a stable born Such mystery Lord of Lords greeted by shepherds not kings The one all should serve comes to serve The one without need now hungry and tired Such mystery the creator of Adam becomes the Second Adam The... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Saturday, December 26, 2020
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Timeless One

The timeless one entered our time and space Word becomes flesh shows us glory The timeless one entered our time and place fulfilling promises meeting requirements The timeless one entered our time and place healing disease freeing captives The timeless one entered our time and place Second Adam resists where First Adam failed The timeless one entered our time and place proclaiming divinity speaking wisdom The timeless one entered our time and... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Friday, December 25, 2020
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There Was Only One Black Friday

There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after Thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into, climbed over, pushed into, screamed at, and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside the city where three souls hung on crosses —two criminals and the Messiah. Christ doing what he came to do and what the world was desperate for. That Friday the world went dark,... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Friday, November 27, 2020
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Rise. Move. Act. Speak. Represent.

When the bottom falls out when chaos becomes normal when justice gets twisted when innocents die when leaders fail when answers grow complicated when actions seem futile when grief overwhelms when the fog of confusion descends when loved ones ask, but I have no reply when I taste my tears when events sicken my stomach when I’d rather not see than see then I remember you then I run to your temple then I open my eyes to your majesty then I preach to myself of... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Sunday, June 7, 2020
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Our Greater King

When injustice assaults again when image-bearers die again when grieving mothers mourn again when communities lament again when eyes are closed again when backs are turned again when right takes a hit again when business as usual returns again when accountability is questioned again when narratives are twisted again when anger rises again when hope dims again then we remember again the kings of earth do not hold our hope they will fail us again they will compromise... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Friday, June 5, 2020
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There Is A Time

There is a time to celebrate and a time to lament. There is a time to rejoice and a time to weep. There is a time to sing and a time to scream. There is a time to laugh and a time to cry. There is time to speak and a time to meditate. There is a time to feast and a time to fast. There is a time to count your blessings and a time to count your losses. There is a time to listen and a time to act. There is a time to build your house and a time to offer it to others. There is a... Read More
Posted by Dalton Greiner at Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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26 Bible Verses To Consider When Thinking About George Floyd

George Floyd. Say the name out loud to yourself. Not another name, not another statistic, not another news story. He is a man, made in the image of God. Church, rise up—silence is not an option. God has commissioned us to represent him in the face of injustice. Speak out. Lord, we cry for you to intervene. Help us! Consider for a moment: putting your knee on the neck of a man who is pleading, telling you he can’t breathe, is not just injustice; it is stomach-turning,... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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Ahmaud Arbery - Mercy Flow, Justice Roll Down

Another one shot on a leisurely run, mercy flow justice roll down. Another one gone white man’s gun, mercy flow justice roll down. God’s image bleeds on Georgia’s ground, mercy flow justice roll down. Skin color decides who lives or who’s done, mercy flow justice roll down. Hatreds rise while mothers cry, mercy flow justice roll down. One more name fills racism’s toll, mercy flow justice roll down. While evil prowls love’s silence... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, May 9, 2020
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