Crush the Curse: Take Radical Action Against Sin

Crush the Curse: Take Radical Action Against Sin

No, you can’t play around with sin. You can’t leave room for it in your life at all. Give sin and inch and it will take a mile. A marriage. A career. A ministry. Sin will go the distance and take your life. Jesus addressed this in rather extreme, harsh terms in his...

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Escaping the Rat Race of Life and Leadership

Escaping the Rat Race of Life and Leadership

When we lived in southern California, we lived just off the 5 freeway in a neighborhood in Laguna Hills. I still miss being able to keep the balcony sliding door wide open pretty much year round. Know what I don't miss? The traffic. On the 5 or the 405, a strange...

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How to Actually Find God

How to Actually Find God

With all three of my children, I experienced nearly the same special moment playing hide-and-seek. I would hide. They would seek. And I could always win. Always. There are a hundred places in even the smallest home where a toddler can’t imagine a human being daring to...

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How to Have the Anointing of God on Your Life

How to Have the Anointing of God on Your Life

That word... anointing... is tricky. If you grew up in a charismatic / pentecostal environment, you might associate the anointing with a particular ecstatic experience, or with the practice of anointing the sick with oil and prayer, or perhaps with the preacher...

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Go Ahead and Throw Your Best Pitch Out There

Go Ahead and Throw Your Best Pitch Out There

Have you heard about Nathan Patterson? Here's the scoop... Nathan played baseball in high school, but upon graduation, moved on to more practical things like selling software for a living. After all, how many high school hopefuls actually make it to "the show?" Then...

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The Real Cultural Core Issue: Disconnection

The Real Cultural Core Issue: Disconnection

This was originally posted to my Facebook profile the day after the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio... Two mass shootings in twenty four hours. We're severely broken. This morning, I'm starting a sermon series about the topic of parenting,...

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