Author Archives: Beyond Church Walls

Disillusionment

When I quit my job as a landscape construction estimator many years ago to serve full time with an organization focused on the unreached, I had few expectations. I had been reluctant to get involved with what I knew would … Continue reading

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Beautiful Crackpots

A new podcast is up!  We are usually taught by this world to keep up an image of strength even when we are weak. This is how many are trained to minister to others. But interestingly, Paul spoke of glorying … Continue reading

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Authentic Christianity

Last week I had a few days when it seemed that everything I attempted to do failed. What should have been a twenty minute job replacing a wax seal on a toilet turned into a three day marathon that climaxed … Continue reading

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Intimacy or Self Love

My computers been in the shop, so I was unable to put up a blog for awhile. Here’s a thought until I can get around to it: Love isn’t love unless it’s engaged. Love can’t be engaged without producing. If … Continue reading

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New Podcast!!!

Just wanted to give everybody a heads-up, because of changes in Bob Humphrey’s schedule and workload he hasn’t been able to podcast anymore.  But don’t fret!  David Fredrickson teamed up with Loren Rosser to continue the Family Room Media podcast.  … Continue reading

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Kingdom vs Pagan Economics

Most of my closest friends are in the middle of some degree of what Westerners would consider a financial crisis. Outgo is exceeding income. Life savings are either non-existent or on their way to extinction and every attempt at creating … Continue reading

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As a Man Thinks

A friend told me a cute story about his 4 year old granddaughter a couple days ago. Ella was sitting on the kitchen floor ignoring her toys, so her mother asked her what she was doing. “I’m thinking about the … Continue reading

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Running in the Dark

  I often encounter people who feel like they’ve entered a season with no direction in their lives, like they’re wandering around in the dark. These are folks who love God and want to do his will. Yet it seems … Continue reading

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Successful Living

I was chatting with a friend yesterday who has been faithfully serving Christ for many years. He’s prayed often that God would use him for his glory. Yet he’s in financial crisis, has almost given up on his dreams of … Continue reading

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The Master’s Servants

Many years ago I worked with an outreach ministry in the San Francisco Bay area where I met a man I’ll call Bill who loved helping people. He was especially drawn to war veterans who often turned to alcohol in … Continue reading

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