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A Stirring in the Wilderness

In the early ‘70s God was moving in an extraordinary way among young people. Surfers, hippies and agnostic yuppies were finding Christ and becoming passionate about following him. Those of us a bit older who had known the Lord for … Continue reading

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Christianity in Decline

An article published last month in the Pew Research Center observing that fewer people living in the United States call themselves Christians has generated a lot of discussion recently. Atheists and agnostics are on the rise, and ex-Christians now represent … Continue reading

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The Last Church Strategy

Among the many and varied forms of the Christian religion, three are fairly common, though most brands include some aspects of the following generalizations. One group is skillful at turning descriptive narratives from the scriptures into prescriptions for effective ways … 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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Motive Check

As I reflect back through the years since I first entered into “full time ministry” I am forced to admit that my motives were often not pure. I gave up a good job and stepped out in faith to serve … Continue reading

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Real Church

Stephen Crosby posted a blog awhile ago which included the following: Dr. Alexander set up a scientific experiment in the 1970s which involved a lone rat in a rat cage with two water bottles. One was laced with cocaine and … Continue reading

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Spooky Christianity

Today children everywhere are impatiently waiting for tonight to get here when they will be going door to door in there costumes collecting mouth watering treats. They will look forward to visiting certain homes where they scored the best treats … Continue reading

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New Wineskins, Old Wine

The tendency to define and categorize spiritual truth stems from a purely humanistic need to control. Potentially transformative spiritual understanding can only be grasped through the agency of the Spirit of Christ. It is then lived out through an experiential … Continue reading

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The Bad, the Good, & the Best

Christianity is full of celebrities today. Their mansions, private jets, flashy cars, personal attendants and exorbitant incomes easily match those of Hollywood film stars. They are the idols of countless followers who watch them on TV and send them their … 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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