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Bible 101

Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

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If there’s no Easter, there’s no Christianity

According to Christianity, Easter is everything. As the apostle Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is…

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To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

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Is the story of Christ just another conspiracy?

Conspiracy theories are on the rise. You can tell by just listening to people in your own family. In fact, you might have already…

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Daylight Savings

We gained a full hour this month in most of the U.S. Magically in the middle of the night on November 1, we doubled…

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You’re invited

Our neighbor owns a business, and my daughter has worked for him for the past couple of years. Thanks to him, she learned how…

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Free gloves

Recently my two older boys attended a youth group event at our church. Before enjoying pizza and a Packers game (two quintessential youth group…

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3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

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Follow Jesus before you believe him

To get through college, I bartended at a local country club. In many ways, it trained me for pastoral ministry. I learned to serve…

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How to make godly decisions on gray-area issues

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Bible was neatly indexed to the issues of your life? It’d be great if you could turn to…

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When church hurts

Church at its best is magnificent: the Word is taught in its truth and purity, ideas about worship and ministry are freely exchanged, leaders…

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7 tips on Bible reading

My life changed on May 26, 2008. It was the day I was assigned to be an intern (vicar) of a congregation in rural…