A Glimpse of God

I was thinking as our bus lumbered out of Phnom Penh that the face of poverty and hopelessness looks the same all over the world. We were travelling from the city to a rural area a couple of hours north of the city where several inspiring young missionaries are working for Christ through community health and agricultural programs. The further we went the more desolate...

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Loving Accountability

I was struck by a statement that I came across yesterday from Dawson Troutman, “Whenever you find a Christian who is not leading men and women to Jesus Christ then something is wrong.” (Born to Reproduce, Navpress 2008) What struck me was the obvious assumption by the writer that we should be both aware of and at work at the sowing and harvesting of...

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A Bigger God

“We can never have too big of a conception of God, and the more scientific knowledge (in whatever field) advances, the greater becomes our idea of His vast and complicated wisdom.” – JB Phillips, Your God Is Too Small And yet the miracle of God’s majesty is that God has by God’s own design drawn near to us as a person, Jesus Christ. Christ...

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Divergence

There are some things that become more obvious over time as they move apart and become more pronounced: the move from laundry powder to liquid, the preference for texting over talking, and parks for dogs and people versus just parks for people. Hopefully, you get my drift. Divergence seems like a natural and evolutionary process sometimes and then sometimes is seems more...

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A Future with Hope

A future with hope! Isn’t that the real motivation for our New Year’s resolutions? We make them thinking, somehow, we can make things better in at least one area of our life in the coming year and that gives us hope! God used the Apostle Paul greatly both in his earthly ministry planting churches all across Eurasia and in his divinely-inspired writings. 2...

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Someday at Christmas

Riding along in the car this week I heard an oldie but goodie. Stevie Wonder recorded Someday at Christmas in 1967 with the Funk Brothers, which I guess dates me. I still very much enjoy the original version by Stevie W to this day. The song, after half a century, still attracts the likes of Andra Day, Alicia Keys, and Justin Bieber to try their hand and belt out this...

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