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Why We Should Be Involved In Our Canaan Project Yesterday’s entry gave persuasive reasons why our congregation has no business being as deeply involved in the missions work we call our Canaan Project as we are. We’ve sent some very dear friends into an astonishingly dangerous and violent place. We’ve spent huge sums of money…

In the 1990’s, the church with which I serve embarked on a journey, with the goal of reaching a previously unreached people group with the gospel of Jesus. The planning and preparing took a little more than 10 years, but we planted one of our families in a place where the gospel is not openly…

What follows is my side of a conversation I’ve been having with a friend, concerning the recently passed North Carolina marriage amendment. You’ll see some of his questions and points, and my answers to them. I’m hoping that putting it here will save me a lot of typing in further discussions with others.  I’d love…

The title of this post  refers to an exceedingly odd way of thinking from some folks who should know better. I’ve found an increasing number of preacher friends and acquaintances who refuse to use any commentaries, study guides, or study books in their sermon and lesson preparation. Their position is that all we need do…

This is me (and Sylar, a good friend) in early August 2011, at 295 lbs.:                 And this is me, January 8, 2012, at 235 lbs.:                     I have a friend in ministry named Mike. (Actually, I have a…

Looking for that song for your wedding that fits just right? Allow me to offer something for your consideration. It comes from Kemper Crabb. On the day my wife married me, I surprised her with a song.  The minister said, “I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss your bride.” She turned to…

Yes, really. Follow this link, and read it, and weep.  And then maybe you’ll come back here for just a bit.   A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be consoled, because they were no more. [Matthew 2:18, HCSB] Being a Christian and…

[Mark 3: 22-30 (HCSB)]    (22)  The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul [“Lord of the Flies”) in Him!” and, “He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons!”  (23)  So He summoned them and spoke to them in parables: “How stupid ARE you people, anyway?” [Well, no, not in…

AN OLD LESSON HEARD AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME Mark 4:3-9  “Listen! Consider the sower who went out to sow. (4)  As he sowed, this occurred: Some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. (5)  Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn’t have much soil, and it…

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Christian, husband, minister of preaching and worship, grew up in the southwest, live on the southeastern coast (almost).

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