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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A Sticky Faith

It never ceases to amaze me that Jesus spent a matter of months with his disciples and that experience now has grown to 2 billion followers. That my friends is a sticky faith! Fast forward to today where the Christian movement in America is painted in a vast array of shades from apathetic to consuming. Faith in Christ has always been at its best in people as a movement...

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Healing the Broken

That’s an incredible¬†image, isn’t it? Ussuri Beach which was once an atrocious dumping ground for discarded glass bottles is now a beautiful restored tourist attraction. How? Well that is an amazing story of God healing the broken. I suspect that the local Russians somehow declare the miraculous healing power of God as they have seen with their own eyes how...

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Making Sense of the Myriad

The last three weeks have been a fantastic opportunity to engage with thousands of people in our journey to better understand how to live as disciples of Jesus. One thing I have learned for sure is the frustration cycle that occurs with a resolution approach in the new year. One breakthrough that seems common is that the myriad of different compartments that we see as our...

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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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