Jesus & The Gospel

How to Keep a Prayer Journal – part 2

In part 1 we talked about the logistics involved in prayer journaling, which is simple enough, but if you took the initiative to do those things, you know there is still something missing: actually prayer journaling. In this post I will tell you the sections or the elements that I have in my own prayer(…)

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For the Love of the Church – part 1

I recently realized that out of all of my close guy friends, I am now the only one who is not married. The reality that comes with this, as I have found through the chain of marriages the last few years, is that when a buddy of mine takes a wife, it changes the dynamic(…)

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For the Love of the Church – part 2

Last week I talked about the fact that Jesus loved the church so much that He died for her, and that the implication is that when we say we love Him, that we also love what He loves. But today I want to talk about the fact that it isn’t enough to simply not dislike(…)

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Christmas in America

  ‘Tis the season for a good old fashioned war on Christmas. After all, that is what it seems America has come to celebrate this time of year. But this letter is not to America, it is to the Christian. See, I hear complaints every year from fellow believers that the secular agenda in this(…)

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A Few Thoughts About Christmas

This week America celebrates Christmas. In many homes this is true no matter what the religious affiliation of the family because in 21st century America, Christmas has very little to do with Christ, and a whole lot to do with a weird combination of tradition and materialism. From many people outside of the Christian faith,(…)

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Speaking in Tongues FAQ

Because of my Baptist heritage, many people are confused when they discover that I both believe in and practice the charismatic or sensational gifts of the Holy Spirit (i.e. prophecy, healing, tongues, casting out of demons, etc.). Because these things are seldom practiced or taught about, even in Baptist churches that profess a belief in(…)

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God’s Business?

I keep a moleskin notebook in my back pocket and find myself jotting down different thoughts, cool ideas, or little to-do lists for myself as a way of freeing up brain space for other stuff. Last week I wrote down the thought I want to share this week but I haven’t been able to stop(…)

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Leadership: The 3-12-72 Principle

As many who read my blog will know, my church is in the process of hiring a new pastor. We will vote this week as a congregation to decide whether or not our youth pastor, Josh, will take the job. As the associate pastor, I have been in on the interviewing process, and have enjoyed(…)

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Worship is War

A phrase that I have come to love, and that is becoming a common expression of mine is “Worship is War.” This post isn’t going to be as informative as it will be personal, but I hope it is encouraging nonetheless. Right now I am at a season in life where a lot of things(…)

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Doers of the Word Righteousness

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was(…)

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