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Mirrors

A Twitter friend of mine who pastors in Germany, Phillip Burton (@ktownpastor), sent out this tweet yesterday that got me thinking: It’s always interesting to me how #God seems to #call us … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 15 Comments

Altar-ing

One of my favorite definitions of worship comes from the famous Hasidic Jewish Rabbi, philosopher, and mystic, Abraham Joshua Heschel. He defined it this way: Worship is a way of … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 18 Comments

Blood

The blood of Jesus is one of the most powerful resources available to us. It is also the most fundamental image of the Christian message. Yet, surprisingly few Christians have … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 10 Comments

Money

The Bible has a lot to say about how we manage our money. I am no expert on the subject, and there are plenty of great resources out there if … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Now Apply It

Jesus was the finest teacher to ever walk the earth. He was profound. He was paradoxical. He spoke with authority. But one thing that often gets overlooked is that He … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Humble Path

A friend of mine, Gary Ray, posted a handy piece on humility on his blog and it got me thinking about the subject. I have had the opportunity to facilitate … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 23 Comments

Perspective

This is a moving story about Ed Dobson, the former prominent Evangelical pastor who was diagnosed with ALS eleven years ago. You can read the rest of the story HERE.

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Blue Man

I have a confession to make. I have always struggled with the concept of the Holy Spirit. That might not sound like a big deal, but it seems pretty significant … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 13 Comments

Storytelling

At some point most children ask their parents the question, “Why do we go to church?” In the Old Testament Moses gave the children a paradigm for dealing with such … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gratitude

In the New Testament we are told that on at least two occasions Jesus fed a multitude of hungry people with only a tiny bit of bread and fish. As … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Scream

When I hear people discuss the book of Job I sometimes walk away wondering if they have actually ever read the book. For example, I often hear people slamming Job’s … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 22 Comments

The Big Idea: Part Three (Genesis 3)

This is a six part series covering the first three chapters of Genesis and the last three chapter of Revelation. These posts are not intended to be full commentary on … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Philemon

I joined Twitter in 2007. It wasn’t very large yet, at least in terms of users, but it was creating a buzz. I did not really know what to do … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · 16 Comments

Reconciliation

By the time we get to Matthew 5:20 we are not that far into Jesus’ sermon. Yet, it seems he has already turned our world upside down. He has instructed … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

One Another

In the New Testament the Greek word for ‘one another’ is allelon (this word was first highlighted to me by these folks). It was repeatedly used in the epistles for teaching … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Prolepsis (A Word for the Weary)

Prolepsis is a literary term that refers to flash forwards, foreshadowing, and/or anticipation in a story. In terms of our walk with God, prolepsis is a future event that impacts our present … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Part Two (Genesis 2)

  This is a six part series covering the first three chapters of Genesis and the last three chapter of Revelation. These posts are not intended to be full commentary … Continue reading

January 31, 2012 · 4 Comments