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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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