The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

The Real Jesus

It often occurs to me that our common assumptions about Jesus really don’t square with the Gospel record. As we work our way through the Gospels, we see it even more clearly.


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Finding Jesus

It was about ten years ago that a six-story statue of Jesus near Cincinnati was struck by lightning and destroyed. Having been formed with plastic foam and fiberglass on a steel frame,


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Is it real?

When I was a child, upon hearing about Jesus, I never doubted either if He existed, or could hear me. Ah, the faith of a child.


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Magical Days

You can’t plan them; they just happen.
You can’t recreate them; they never repeat.
You can’t define them; they defy description.
You can’t earn them; they are gifts.


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Enough

It’s two syllables, easy to say, hard to comprehend, nearly impossible to experience. What is it, this enough? What is enough? Is there ever enough?


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What did you say?

How often have we heard someone ask that, especially when we’ve said the wrong thing? How often have we reminded our children to be careful of their words? How often have we heard words abused?


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Road Maps and Reality

Remember wrestling those fold-out maps on a car trip? They were my ever faithful traveling companions, complete with the frustration of refolding them, until road atlases became popular. All the maps were in one bulky book. Big improvement at the sacrifice of minor details.


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Gone!

A few years back, on a road trip, I pulled off the Interstate and into the past.

There, at the foot of the rural exit ramp, were the remains of an old general store, complete with filling station island, car frame repair shop, and hydraulic lift.


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“Bittersweet”

“Bittersweet.”

That’s how a friend had recalled an experience I’d asked him about, and I immediately understood. Don’t you? Haven’t we all had bittersweet moments?


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God and Government

Every two years we have local elections, every four years, general elections. And just the sound of the word “election” is enough to make many people cringe.


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