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Definitions

A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...

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What is Intercultural Evangelism?

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

Sadhu Sundar Singh, a beloved Christian from India, told a story of a high-caste man in India who collapsed from heat exhaustion while waiting on a railway station platform. He explained, someone ran to the faucet, filled a cup with water, and brought it to the man in...

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Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

A lot of images come to mind with the word entrepreneur. There’s a Silicon Valley stereotype that includes a button-down shirt with a Patagonia vest. A lot of people will think of someone young, someone working in technology. Few people would think of a gardener. But...

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Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

The word calling has dominated Christian circles in recent years, and it has taken on a mysterious power that no one seems to have nailed down. Does God call people into certain jobs and professions? Is calling a special spiritual experience? Are some people called...

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Love Your Enemy

Love Your Enemy

When we read what Jesus says about loving our enemies, it can be tempting to soften his words. Can we take this another way? Maybe he didn’t mean it! Unfortunately, he’s pretty clear. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who...

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Basic Beliefs Matter

Basic Beliefs Matter

BASIC BELIEFS OF SECULAR HUMANISM There is no God There is no devil The Bible is full of myths The universe is self-caused There is no such thing as sin There is no after-life judgment Gender is what you want it to be Heaven and hell are make-believe There is no such...

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Are You Praying Like an Adulterer?

Are You Praying Like an Adulterer?

“Unanswered” prayer always stings, but when we consider what God might be up to in his supposed silence, it can lessen some of that sting. Corrie ten Boom, who survived a Nazi concentration camp, said that any suffering becomes bearable when you know its purpose!  God...

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Everyone…Called

Everyone…Called

Without a doubt, being a child of God means being unique. Without a doubt, God made you for a purpose, and He wants to use your unique self to impact this world. How, then, can it be that every follower of Christ is called to the same thing? If we are all unique with...

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Superheroes Needed!

Superheroes Needed!

It’s Them! Superheros Like an intense, action-packed Marvel movie, the stage is set, and the head-to-head battle between Light and Darkness is coming to a head. It’s taken decades to get here with the last six months progressing at warp speed. Many of God’s people are...

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The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

The Difference Between Giving Up and Letting Go

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber In many situations in life, our instinct is to fight it, fix it, and seize control. But very often, the Lord is asking us to do the opposite. He’s asking us to let go.  Surrender is...

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The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

The Outsized Power of Shared Purpose

In 1992, seven years into my company, I was a relatively new corporate officer and by now a keen student of teams. This was during the period of my father’s death, when Debbie and I joined what turned out to be a booming church. As I described earlier, we saw a...

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You can’t say that!

You can’t say that!

Those words are becoming more and more common these days. Not only are people, usually people on the more conservative side, being told they can’t say certain things, it is now creeping into the arena of our thoughts. Who would have ever thought that a sitting...

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