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Boring Preaching Is A Crime

No, this is not a post about the loss of our religious freedom - it's a reflection on a quote I've looked at many times since I first wrote it down about nine years ago at a conference on preaching... If you think the gathering of biblical facts and standing up with a Bible in …

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Five Great Books for Men

Great Books for Men

I'm attempting to begin a new habit - once per week I'd like to pass on a list of five great books on some subject. I'll try to keep it up until I run out of subjects or books I've read. I'll be passing on suggestions concerning subjects such as the Holy Spirit, the Church, …

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Speak Clearly, Or Not At All

Consider... A scrutinized vessel never exceeds the point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. versus... A watched pot never boils. The goal of communication is to communicate, not to confuse. It's easy for our message to get clouded by the words we choose, or the particular …

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Abortion Isn’t Just A Religious Issue

I've argued for quite some time that abortion is not just a religious issue. Don't misunderstand - for me - it is first and foremost religious in the sense that I believe God creates every unique human being with dignity and value at conception, and He alone has the authority to …

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What The Future Will Look Like… Is Up To You

I first saw this video at Michael Hyatt's blog (CEO of Thomas Nelson). It's so powerful and moving and I wish every kid, teen, parent, grandparent, politician, and Pastor could see and feel the passion in it. Sometimes I think we miss the point. Change the world. …

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168 Hours: What Is Most Important?

Pastors live toward Sunday. Most people celebrate hitting the door on Friday afternoon, but for Pastors, the work is only coming to a climax amidst the busy weekends of our lives. On Sunday night, we decompress and on Monday morning, we're at it again (only the smart ones take …

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Talent Comes In Many Forms

My last blog post was quite serious, from the heart. Lest anyone think I've lost my sense of humor, I just had to pass along this totally awesome video. The only thing spiritual I can say is, wow, God certainly gifts us all uniquely. Watch, and pass along... …

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Sometimes I Wish You Knew

I define myself with clear priorities. I am first and foremost a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, a born again child of God. I'm also a husband to an awesome wife, and a Dad to a wonderful daughter. Then I'm a Pastor to a great church. Sometimes I'm also a web and graphic …

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Go Ahead… Make the Call

The other day I had to call the telephone company to get them to repair our line at church. The call I made was quite an ordeal. I never actually spoke to a human being. Instead, my voice was interpreted by a computer who routed me through a very elaborate schema of menus until I …

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In Times of Exponetial Change

We live in times of exponential change. The only constant is change itself, as they say. Watch this video for just a glimpse of what I mean... So how should the church respond? I have some seemingly conflicted views on this, but I think they're well worth taking to heart. …

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