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Amazing Grace, The Musical: Two Truths and a Lie

Tweet The pre-Broadway Musical, Amazing Grace, opened in Chicago this week.  I have been closely following it for three reasons: 1. I have researched and written on John Newton so much that I feel as though he’s a personal friend, … Continue reading

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The Slave Ship Jesus

Tweet What’s in a name? Jesus, for instance.  What’s in that name? JESUS:  Love, kindness, gentleness, salvation.  “You shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21 JESUS:  Horror, despair, suffering, slavery, torture, … Continue reading

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John Newton and God’s Amazing Grace

Tweet One bone-chilling day in late December, John Newton labored over his sermon for New Year’s  Sunday.  For a text, he chose 1 Chronicles 17:16-17:  “And David the king came and sat before the Lord, and said, ‘Who am I, … Continue reading

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