Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Priest or Pauper *

I was chatting with a friend who’s in his early 80′s. He was called “pastor” at one time before he was fired by the denomination for failing to submit to one of their rules. Although he’s long since given up … Continue reading

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Is Jesus Enough?

A dear friend whose life reflects many years of devotion to Christ sent me an excellent article he wrote expressing his deep concern for the tendency of so many Christians today to run after frivolous diversions and ridiculous “revelations” toted … Continue reading

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Loren’s Blog

I’ve found in my life I’m much more encouraged by the person who has similar struggles as I do and openly shares them than I am by the spiritual giant with all the answers.  I can relate to a human … Continue reading

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Unfeigned Love

I remember impressing upon the greeters and leadership team in the “church” I “pastored” how important it was to make visitors feel welcome. They were to introduce them to friendly members who would chat with them while waiting for service … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

Love your enemies if they don’t bother you, but verbally beat the hell out of them if they threaten your financial security or conservative values. I’ve never before heard so much vitriol from Christians toward a political figure as is … Continue reading

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Let the Wind Blow

What if Christians actually lived according to what Jesus told Nicodemus the Pharisee who wanted to know what he meant about being born again? It would blow away the entire foundation on which religion is built. “The wind blows wherever … Continue reading

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