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Are We Sharing Hope or Fear and Confusion?

August 18, 2020 0 Comments
Are We Sharing Hope or Fear and Confusion?

“Jesus is an alternative to the dominant ways of the world, not a supplement to them” – Eugene Peterson I often wonder if I really know what it is like to live completely for Jesus. I have done multiple blog posts over the years where I talk about forsaking all to live for Jesus but […]

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04: Life of Faith in a Scary World

March 23, 2020 1 Comment
04: Life of Faith in a Scary World

At the time of this podcast recording our world has seemed to have gone made as we are greatly impacted by coronavirus / covid19 pandemic. In this episode I offer some of my thoughts on how Christians can respond. To be honest, virus or no virus this is a way of life we should always […]

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Oh the Outrage

February 10, 2020 0 Comments
Oh the Outrage

I really try hard to avoid political posts. I find it very divisive and rarely helpful. However, it is important for Christians to be involved in the political arena, but with my role as a pastor I find my call to be more about sharing the truth of a life with Jesus.  I do ask […]

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In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

January 20, 2020 0 Comments
In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

What an odd title for a blog post. Yes, I guess it is. Last year I made my 55th pass around the sun. For me that was a bit of an accomplishment.  Several years ago I wrote about one of my greatest childhood heroes, my dad. I was just eleven years old when I watched […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

January 13, 2020 1 Comment
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

Right before the turn of the new decade I declared, “Expansion,” as my one word for 2020. In that post I mentioned I really did not have a lot of clarity for how Expansion will impact my year. In just the few days since then I have gained some clarity.  You can read part one […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

December 30, 2019 1 Comment
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

I don’t have a “one word” every year but on the years that I do they seem to just show up. I don’t go through some exercise to think one up. They could be seeds planted by the Holy Spirit or they could be my imagination. What I do know is when they do show […]

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When Everyone is a Heretic

November 4, 2019 0 Comments
When Everyone is a Heretic

Just over a week ago we had the great John MacArthur – Beth Moore kerfuffle. The complementarians and the egalitarians lined up against one another and waged a great war on social media. Many mocked and made jokes of the other. A week later nobody changed their point of view but the church was further […]

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Will You Hold My Hand?

January 15, 2018 3 Comments
Will You Hold My Hand?

Back in August I wrote a blog post on living a life of grace and mercy where I talk about meeting a homeless man, Eric. Now I want to take a moment to tell you about meeting Chip back in October. Once again I was taking my lunch break to explore the city streets of […]

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Effective – My One Word for 2018

January 8, 2018 1 Comment
Effective – My One Word for 2018

I am not sure who started the one word craze but in 2015 my word was “Generous.” In 2016 it was “Focus.” I did not have one for 2017. I am not one to randomly pick a word the word has to come to me. Our associate Pastor was preaching on New Year’s Eve and […]

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What is your LifeView?

December 4, 2017 0 Comments
What is your LifeView?

Many people like to talk about their worldview but one’s lifeview is more focused and has a greater impact on our everyday life. It is a bit of a cliché to ask if you view life as half full or half empty but the old adage explains how you approach your life. When you woke […]

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