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Oct
31

The Great Kickoff Giveaway

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To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we’d like to give away some really excellent resources to help you develop in whatever ministry role God has placed you. To enter the giveaway, you just to need to subscribe to the blog. You can do that in one of two ways: Email: If you’d like…
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Oct
31

Life Is a Journey

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When I was pastoring, I became frustrated that we were growing primarily through transfer growth from other churches. It got to a point that I remember my wife offered to stand at the doors and invite new people to return to their church and work through their issues. I remember asking the Lord to gift…
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Oct
31

Money Talks

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Money (and the fight over it) is in the news: Wall Street protests have spread to other cities, college campuses, and even small towns; the NBA is going to lose at least some portion of the upcoming basketball season because owners and players cannot come to terms; Europe is embroiled in the sovereign debt crisis;…
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Oct
31

Deliver Us from Evil

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One of my very favorite authors is Eugene Peterson. His recent memoir, The Pastor, goes to the heart of what it means to be a pastor.  In one of his chapters, “Sister Genevieve,” Peterson recounts a friendship that emerged with the prioress of a Carmelite monastery, a place where fourteen nuns live the contemplative life. …
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Oct
30

What’s Wrong With Our Gospel? (Part One)

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There’s something wrong with the way we talk about the Gospel. And, it’s a problem that can make a mess out of how people understand and live out their Christian lives. Consider a typical gospel presentation: God loves you and really wants to have a relationship with you. But, you have sinned. And, since God…
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