Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Childlike or Childish?

My grandson is one year old and, for the record, the best looking, cutest, most intelligent, and sweetest little guy ever born. Ok, now that I’ve got thousands of parents and grandparents who are ready to back up their disagreement … Continue reading

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Justice for All

I can remember outlasting a stare down with my stern and feared fourth grade teacher when she unjustly accused me of some misdeed. On another occasion, the same teacher accused my friend of being disrespectful when he squinted while saying … Continue reading

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Light Shows & Daily Bread

In chatting with friends who are still in touch with the latest fads in certain spiritual cultures, it appears that new “revelations” and “powerful” meetings still top the list as events supposed to move one closer to God. It’s not … Continue reading

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Vision & Passion

A few days ago I met with a couple of Christian entrepreneurs whose goal at the moment was to convince me to become a part of what they were doing. It was quite obvious they were devoted to their cause … Continue reading

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Playing Church

Lately it seems that Christian thinkers are becoming increasingly obsessed with the need to know what church should look like and how it relates to extraneous assumptions about God. Whenever the effort to understand the essence and function of “church” … Continue reading

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Discipleship & Commitment

There’s much being said today about commitment. Commitment to prayer, to reading the word, to fellowship, to service, to evangelism and whatever else is deemed important to spiritual growth and productivity. Back when I was running an institution and managing … Continue reading

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Managing God with our Ministry Strategies

Often when I hear Christian leaders discussing ministry strategy, it sounds much like business men going over what has and hasn’t worked in their particular field. It’s all about operating in ‘proven’ principles and determining what infrastructure might best facilitate … Continue reading

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Robbing Grace

Recently I encountered a common issue that arises wherever Christianity is practiced as a religion. Teaching that emphasizes grace and our undisputed righteousness in Christ is considered dangerous or even false teaching by many pastors. They call it hyper grace, … Continue reading

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Like Little Children

Being a grandfather for the first time has opened up a whole new world of wonder for me. Little Jaxson will be 7 months in a couple days, and he seems to grow more precious every time I see him. … Continue reading

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