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Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

Life’s Challenges

Thankful for the thorn

“I begged the Lord three times to take it away from me. But he told me: ‘My kindness is all you need. My power…

Bible 101

Four false teachings

Faithful pastors (and committed Christians) must have the courage to call out false teaching. “[The pastor] must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as…

Life’s Challenges

Forget about it!

Looking back can be dangerous. Once unthinkable, Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile on May 6, 1954. Forty-six days later, John Landy broke Bannister’s…

Friends & Family

Two tips for church

If you’re part of a local gathering of Christians, how could you make your church even better? Paul encourages growth when he writes, “Brothers…

Who is God?

Hidden but revealed

Someone at work or school stops you: “Hey, you’re a Christian. I heard God being three persons yet one God is just a New…

Living My Faith

Sow more Jesus seeds

Your influence grows in others like a seed growing into a strong tree. People hear your faith in Jesus; even more so, they see…

Who is God?

The punishment in Paradise

Why did God put a tree in the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve couldn’t eat from? Did he set them up for…

Living My Faith

No greater love

The heart-wrenching attack on Ukraine by Russia is a clear demonstration of the worst of humanity. Yet amidst the destructive cruelty we’ve seen play…

Living My Faith

Plan to reflect God’s glory

There are basically two extreme types of planners: the long-ranger with Post-it Notes all over the house, car, and work; and then the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants…

Bible 101

You must be born again

Once upon a time, there was an old, repetitive preacher who thundered his favorite refrain Sunday after Sunday: “You must be born again!” On…

Social Issues

There is no pedestal

Hierarchies are things of the past. They are vestiges of societies that placed a premium on having privilege. Hierarchies reflect an old covenant way…