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Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Not Just Another Article on Biblical Manhood

Is there anything that has not been written about biblical manhood? Books, articles, and videos abound with calls for men to demonstrate character, integrity, authenticity, and especially “servant leadership.” In an attempt to not write what has already been written...

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11 Ways to Ensure a God-Honoring Legacy

11 Ways to Ensure a God-Honoring Legacy

It’s no secret: Finishing this life with a God-honoring legacy isn’t automatic and certainly isn’t easy. So, in my twenties and thirties and again in my forties, I asked a number of older Christians to show me how it’s done. Thankfully, they agreed! A few months...

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Bringing Change

Bringing Change

Through my 18 years of church and non-profit experience, along with my time as a church consultant I have learned a lot about the right and wrong way to bring change. Today, I want to share what I have learned as necessities to bringing impactful and long-lasting...

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Why Is Being “Relational” That Important?

Why Is Being “Relational” That Important?

It’s been thirty years now since the first personal computers and cellphones began infiltrating almost all aspects of our everyday life. We’ve been dealing with technology long enough now to begin understanding the risk factors that we didn’t recognize early on. No...

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When Leaders Need a Leader: How to Be Led Well

When Leaders Need a Leader: How to Be Led Well

“Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time...

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Why many more mass shootings?

Why many more mass shootings?

Why are there so many more “mass” shootings in the U.S.? Well, of course it’s because there are so many more guns and they are readily accessible, right? ! Really? That is certainly ONE factor. But is it the main factor? The left would have us think that firearms...

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What Position Do Women Hold in Islam?

What Position Do Women Hold in Islam?

Until fifty years ago, hardly anyone in the West was interested in Muslims or their religion, Islam. It was largely because of the discovery of incredible oil reserves in Arabic countries and increased international terrorism that caused Islam to achieve certain...

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Treasures in Darkness 

Treasures in Darkness 

A rock collector named Robert Cutshaw once found a rock he described as “big and pretty.” He tried to sell it, and when that failed, he kept the rock under his bed in the dark. Rob guessed the blue chunk of rock could bring as much as $500, but he would have taken...

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Walking in God’s Known Will

Walking in God’s Known Will

I remember having a conversation with a pastor from my home church a few years ago. We were discussing the idea of living with purpose. The phrase “living with purpose,” or “walking out your purpose,” is one that I hear often in women’s ministry.  I was frustrated...

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Why So Serious?

Why So Serious?

“Why so serious?" That was the line The Joker, played by Keith Ledger, in the iconic Batman series gave explaining why he had the scars on his face. It became a cult-like phrase. Make no mistake about it, the crisis we are facing in our country is so serious it’s at a...

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Hinge Moments

Hinge Moments

By the time they have turned eighteen, most Americans will have moved at least twice. Most thirty-year-olds will have moved six times. By the end of our lives, most of us will have pushed that number up to eleven. This highly mobile way of life is mirrored in our...

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Forgiveness is central to the Christian story

Forgiveness is central to the Christian story

At the core of our faith is the knowledge that we are broken people, incapable of restoring our relationship with God, or with each other, through our own efforts alone. And that admission of our own brokenness is foundational to understanding and navigating our...

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Pastoring Is About People

Pastoring Is About People

After months of sitting with the Enneagram and sharing in its insights, my mind turned to my work as the pastor of a church. What about the church? I remember thinking. Does the Enneagram have anything helpful to say about pastoring a congregation, working with a...

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The Call to Radiance

The Call to Radiance

In Matthew 5, Jesus steps on a mount and begins to teach. His prophetic words are drenched in love and wrapped in vision. It was a sermon unlike any other that has now found its home in what we call the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5–7). In it, Jesus shares his dreams for...

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