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Farewell from Jesus Without Baggage

Tim Chastain, 1951-2019 After a lifetime of scholarly and deeply personal exploration of his Christian faith, Tim Chastain started the Jesus Without Baggage blog in 2013 and posted articles regularly until his passing in June 2019. The blog was a … Continue reading

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How Does One Explain the Crucifixion of Jesus to Young Children?

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Recently, a reader asked an excellent question. This is our discussion, but I have not used their real name. Joe wrote: I’ve talked with you in the past. The other day, my 3 year…

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Responding to attacks

Originally posted on Laced up Lutheran:
What do you when someone attacks you? What do you when they attack you verbally?  Do you lash out?  Do you defend yourself?  Do you strike back? There are no nice universal answers to…

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Metaphor of The Father’s House

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
updated 2-18-19 A central point of the message about Jesus is that the Father sent him to bring about a change in our situation whereby we are rescued from a life of alienation and…

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Introduction to This Blog (RB)

To subscribers: For some reason, the regular reblog feature would not work on the article today, though it worked earlier when I did not mean for it to. Perhaps that is the reason–it was already reblogged. In any case, I … Continue reading

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Notice of error in posting

Hello. You might have received a post today that you could not open. It posted in error as I was preparing a reblog post for January 21. I took it down, of course, because it wasn’t ready. I am sorry … Continue reading

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Update for Jesus Without Baggage Blog Subscribers

Hello JWOB subscribers! I would like to share some updates with you about the blog. I decided in November that I would no longer set a goal of a new blog post each week for 2019. As the blog continues … Continue reading

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Did God Pour Out His Wrath on Jesus During His Violent Death on the Cross?: Angry God Part 3

Many believers align with a God whom they think is angry, violent, and vindictive. Perhaps they identify with the angry god of Old Testament stories, or maybe they create God in their own image. I addressed each of these issues … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to You on this Christmas Day!

Preparations are done. Presents are wrapped. Families are gathering. Though by the time you see this, the Christmas meal might be over with everyone returning to their homes near and far. I hope it is/has been a wonderful day for … Continue reading

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Do you live in North-east Florida?

Do you live near Duvall, Nassau, or St. Johns Counties in Florida? I have been contacted by a person who would like to write a local article about Jesus without Baggage that includes a person who lives in that area … Continue reading

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Paul Had Remarkable Insights but He was not Inerrant rb

This is a presentation of one of my better earlier posts for new readers who did not see it when it was originally posted. It is completely rewritten and updated. ***** Paul looms large in the New Testament, in church … Continue reading

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How Involved was God with the Old Testament Writers? rb

Here is the next post of the better articles from my early blog. It is almost totally rewritten, improved, and updated. Take a look! ***** When I read from the Old Testament writers, I cannot escape the evidence that God … Continue reading

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The Father’s House—Which Model? rb

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
I believe the love of the Father extends to everyone, and I like to think of all of us being in the Father’s House, which is a metaphor for those living in the Father’s…

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I Will Give You Rest—Not More Burdens – rb

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Many say the foundational passage of the New Testament is John 3:16. Even young children can quote it: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever…

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Regarding the error in the announcement of today’s post

Hello Jesus without Baggage subscribers. My apologies. Apparently there is a snag in the announcement of todays post: How Important are ‘Correct Beliefs’ to God? It leads to a notice that the page cannot be found. I am not sure … Continue reading

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Regarding Yesterday’s Mystery Post

Hey guys! Yesterday you might have received notification of a new Jesus without Baggage post called ‘What is Sin but Pain and Alienation?’ This post is actually scheduled for next month, but I made a mistake and it posted for … Continue reading

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