Jesus & The Gospel

Jesus: Comrade in Battle

Can I confess something? Sometimes I struggle with sin… There weren’t as many gasps as I expected there to be, so I guess that means most of you know me. But that isn’t the confession I want to make. My confession is that there are many times I struggle with sin or with various temptations,(…)

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Battling Busyness

I hate the word “busy.” For the last few weeks, and not getting any better in the near future, things have been pretty crazy. My shifts at work have been pushing 12.5 hours regularly. I have been doing some various fundraising for my trip to Uganda this summer. The work for church is, of course,(…)

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Spending Time with Dad

As I look back on all my years growing up, one of the things that bothers me is the fact that me and my dad were never very close. He was busy, I was busy, and I think it was that fact combined with some personality differences that we just tended to live in different(…)

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Admiring the Decor

Let’s imagine, for a moment, that a mutual friend of ours just invited you and I over to their home to celebrate the birth of a new born baby boy. You and I walk into their home and are quickly escorted down the hallway to the nursery to see the child, but upon entering the(…)

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Biblical Instructions for a National Revival

We need revival in America. I know most of you agree with that statement, but what do we do to make it happen? As I look around America today it seems that the answers given by most churches, and even by the most prominent leaders in Christianity, can be varied greatly. For some the answer is that we believers must(…)

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Studying Theology

For the last few weeks I have spent massive amounts of time studying eschatology or the doctrines of end times. When I say massive amounts, I mean so much time that it has gotten in the way of me doing things I needed to be doing (like writing on this blog, for instance). Now, having(…)

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Uganda 2011 – Update #1

It has been a busy few days for us here in Uganda. The trip took it’s toll on many of the team members, and some are barely recovering from 2-3 days of travel. Among the team already we have had some sleeplessness, headaches, reactions to medicines, weariness, nausea and vomiting, but through it all, the(…)

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Uganda 2011 – Update #2

The team made it safely to Tororo Thursday evening and on Friday the team split up to work on various projects. The men went to the town park and met in the youth center with about 100 men from the area. We spent the morning preaching on the theme, “Not Ashamed of the Gospel,” covering(…)

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Uganda 2011 – Update #3

I have intentionally delayed a few days to post my final update from this year’s Uganda trip, because I wanted to have some time to process it all. For the second week of the trip, we spent all of our time at King’s Primary School in Bunambutye near Mbale and Mt. Elgon. It is one(…)

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No Shame

I spend most of my waking hours alone in the truck I drive for work. I am naturally an introvert, so I don’t struggle being alone for so many hours, although it is nice to be around other people when I can. The problem is that I am also an analytic. Those close to me(…)

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