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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…

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The most overlooked guy in the manger scene

He’s always there, but seems to be hovering in the background. He humbly looks upon the baby in the manger, giving plenty of space…

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If God is good, then where did evil come from?

I want you to trust every word of the Bible . . . . . . even from the very first page. That’s why…

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God or science? Wrong question.

Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code and more recently Origin, is one of the most successful authors of all time. According to Brown’s own admission,…

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The Bible can be bad for you

The Bible can be bad for you. Will I get in trouble for saying that? Because I mean it. It might be safer for…

Bible 101

The Bible can be bad for you

The Bible can be bad for you. Will I get in trouble for saying that? Because I mean it. It might be safer for…

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God REALLY is listening—and answering

This week I was reading one of my favorite sections of the Bible. It might seem unusual to you, but for me it shows…

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Waiting for heaven while living on earth

Sometimes it’s just hard, isn’t it? This world is heavy. The more you grow up, the more you live with the reality of pain…