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Three Questions about Worship You’ve Not Asked

Someone once said the unexamined life is not worth living. I imagine that’s right. In the same vein, I would like to propose that the unexamined worship is not worth offering. Worship that is not examined tends to sink to the lowest common denominator. Being retired now and in a different church almost every Sunday, …

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The One Thing Every Christian Friendship Needs

Take a moment to look at your personal life. Are you experiencing a season of connection and community? Or do you find yourself alone, maybe even among others, in a season of emotional isolation? Or perhaps, like many of us, you find yourself in an in-between place: one where life seems only to afford you …

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Is God Calling You to Slow Down? Here are 3 Things to Help

I’m writing this article today from a small coastal town in Maine. This morning, before turning to my work, I went running on a boardwalk trail through a red maple salt marsh. God’s Creation was so still, as if it was awaiting the new day. Fog lay over the marsh in wisps. Beach roses and …

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Can a Christian Drink Alcohol

On Monday night, news broke that Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White had been charged with vandalism and public intoxication. On my Facebook wall, I posted the following comment: “This just in…and the gold medal for character enhancement, once again, goes to alcohol.” For years, well-meaning, sincere Christians have debated the subject of drinking. Let …

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Greatest Movement of Muslims Turning to Christ

Muslims are coming to Christ in amazing and mysterious ways. Men and women have met Christ in a dream or vision. Many others read the Qur’an in their own language for the first time (they memorize the Qur’an in Arabic) and realized they were lost. When they turned to the New Testament and learned more …

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Being Called in a Torn Nation

This is me going “off the cuff” with my thoughts. As I lay here tonight and ponder the events in Dallas, I’m torn. I’m torn for my nation. I’m torn for my people. I’m torn for my children. I’m torn for my family. I’m torn for the families of those who have lost fathers, mothers, …

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Why God Isn’t Fixing This

Yesterday, 3 gunmen crashed a holiday party at a San Bernardino Fire Department leaving 14 tragically murdered and 17 injured. The media and (probably fairly soon) the President have used this to advance an anti-gun agenda, as they have with all shootings in the last 7 years. I agree that something must be done. This …

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