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The Josiah Generation

One of my favorite Bible heroes is Josiah, the eight-year-old king of Israel. When he was a teenager, he commissioned some repairs on the Temple and the Book of the Law was recovered and brought to him. He took it and read it privately and it sparked a passion in his heart to see …

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God Must Be Up To Something

Part of Red Square

When Satan attacks, it's usually because God is up to something pretty neat. I told you in yesterday's blog that we dealt with delays, flight problems, ice on the road, and crazy driving. I forgot to mention that one of the ladies who was coming had pneumonia and couldn't make …

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On Russian Soil

Yesterday, I headed out of Bentonville at about 6:30 a.m. for the Tulsa International Airport. On the way, I drove through snow and saw about 15 cars off the road and slowed down to about 25 mph. Finally I broke free in time to get to the airport to find our flight delayed a …

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Legalism Free

Our second message in the Wednesday evening message series, Exposed: Shocking Truths About Liberated Living, pertained to the idea that we can live legalism free! Legalism is perhaps an overused term, but it's also an over-lived one. It's defined in different ways by different …

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To Flash Or Not To Flash

Flash designers amaze me. I thoroughly enjoy making graphic mockups, slicing them up and coding them for the web, then integrating them into a content management system. But those who can take a blank canvas and turn a movie into a website baffle my mind. However... Flash-based …

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Shocking Truths Exposed!

I've struggled a bit for direction in what to teach in our midweek Bible study. I had wanted to tackle the subject of grace as it relates to living the Christian life. But I also wanted to touch on the subject of joy and how seldom we possess it. I thought also of the subject of …

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e-Junkie Helps You Sell Online!

One of the easiest ways to sell downloadable products (or any products, for that matter) is to use e-junkie. What's so great about it? You don't have to operate your own shopping cart script, so it's great for blogs. They offer javascript-powered buttons that keep shoppers on …

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Design Matters

There is a huge debate today over whether design is essential. With the clean-look, minimalist, web 2.0 surge, the web has become far less about your basic css/xhtml look and feel, and far more about programmatic functionality and application development. Personally, I think this …

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The Blogging Pastor

I was listening recently to a well-known Baptist Pastor who asserted that "these bloggers" were overly critical of his ministry. Blogging Pastors have been blamed for a lot of stuff they really haven't been responsible for. Important issues do have to be raised, however, when …

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unChristian?

Last night I picked up a copy of the new book by David Kinnaman, Unchristian. It's being added to my large stack of books I've just got to read. I did read two chapters and the introduction last night and I can definitely say, I'm already intrigued. …

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