Christ Alone
Christ Alone

Christ alone.  I’ve watched several movies where there is a prison inmate scheduled for execution.  Usually the crime is either murder or treason, both punishable by death.  In most of the stories, there are people busy on the outside trying to...

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Scripture Alone
Scripture Alone

Scripture alone.  Before there was an Internet, the only way you could effectively learn how to program your VCR was to read the manual.  In the beginning every brand had their own particular way to press the buttons so that the hours and minutes...

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Faith Alone
Faith Alone

Faith alone. Faith is similar to trust. When I say I trust my wife, Radene, that means I believe she will do what she says she’ll do. And that belief isn’t simply based on what she says, but it is built upon the combination of her actions and her...

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Grace Alone
Grace Alone

Grace alone. What does that mean? What is grace? We toss the word around kind of recklessly. What do we do before a meal? We say grace. What do we call a girl who dances skillfully? We might say she is graceful. How do we describe someone who...

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Be a Kids Hope USA Mentor!
Be a Kids Hope USA Mentor!

Becoming a Kids Hope Mentor can make an impact on young children that lasts a lifetime. Very seldom do we have opportunities to actually enter our public schools and speak into the lives of individual children. Kids Hope is that opportunity!...

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The Ancient Currents

[I wrote this after getting some inspiration while watching some beautiful footage of rivers and ocean waves. I intentionally did not use a bunch of Scripture because I wanted to try and explain this complex idea in terms and metaphors that...

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Theology for Calamity

I think there are times when I make comments on Facebook that I probably should have been more patient and taken the time to write something longer and more balanced.  Yesterday I made a comment about natural disasters that in retrospect deserved...

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Wounded or Broken?

I saw this quote from Pastor Greg Surratt from Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and it stirred some thoughts in my heart.  “There’s a difference between leading from woundedness and leading from brokenness.”  What are those...

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Don’t Follow Your Heart

One of the most common pieces of advice given by the self-help talking heads in our culture is to find happiness you should just follow your heart.  It’s not new advice; it’s actually some of the most ancient advice ever given.  But why is it...

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Why Children’s Ministry?

Ever since I can remember I knew that God created me for a purpose as He does each of His children.  My “purpose” is to teach children.  But, it wasn’t until I started really doing Children’s Ministry, that I knew God was calling me to so much...

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