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Chris Thomas has contributed 11 articles

From Beneath The Veneer

by Chris Thomas

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Pastors are not special people who have risen through the Christian ranks to be finally noticed by God and rewarded. They are sinners, saved by grace, through faith—just like the rest of God's redeemed. people.

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Our House of Straw

by Chris Thomas

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Christian, beware of building straw houses, they can't be trusted. Beware of thinking you've arrived, you don't know what sits just around the corner.

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We’re All Getting Tattoos

by Chris Thomas

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Jesus is going to ink me—and this mark will never fade. I am forever His, and it will be the name of my Saviour, and the name of my home, that will be eternally scribed on the possession of my God.

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Less Is More (or, “Let It Go”)

by Chris Thomas

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As much as I love the “less is more” principle taking root in my home, I love its effects in other part of my life even more. As the clutter in my living room ebbs away, I’ve finally begun to notice the clutter that has accumulated in other areas of my life.

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When God’s Grace Seemed Evil

by Chris Thomas

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As the blood of thousands cries for justice from the Nigerian soil, doesn't my heart burn with the same hatred toward Boko Haram? Doesn't my heart also cry out at the thought that the Gospel might bring these people healing too? There is a world out there full of sheep without a shepherd – people who do not know their right hand from their left​. And I, by rights, am numbered among them.

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Loved to the End

by Chris Thomas

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I had been so familiar with the picture of the servant king who stoops to wash the grime from our feet; familiar too with that exchange between Jesus and the impetuous Peter. But I’d always hurried past the opening – and so missed the vital insight it gives into the heart of our Lord. The love of Jesus is great, and deep, and wide, and encompassing. Yet John still feels the need chooses to add that phrase, "he loved them to the end."

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