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A Healthy Humility

Someone I know has to give an answer on a job opportunity today.  It is their dream job, but it would require them to pack up their family and move.  In their communication with me they worried that it might … Continue reading

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Are you Spiritually alive?

The most transformative book I’ve read about the role of a pastor is Bill Easum’s A Second Resurrection.  The premise of the book is that most of the American church is spiritually dead.   Of course, the people are the … Continue reading

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When Christians fall short

I’ve been to Ghana in Africa and stood in the room at the Elmina Castle where the male slaves were kept until they were led to a ship to be sent to the Americas.  I’ve stood at the doorway where, … Continue reading

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The House(s) That Built Me

It’s not uncommon for me to sit in the pastor’s office (temporarily called ‘my’ office) or at the front of the church and listen to a song over and over and just sit there crying for various reasons.  I don’t … Continue reading

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A bad time to quit as a pastor

A friend of mine (and someone who goes to church here) works for the federal prison.  She sent me an email letting me know that the prison is hiring a “Powerhouse Manager”.  She said if I know of anyone who … Continue reading

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Waiting on a professional

This morning I have a professional drain cleaning guy coming to my house.  For the last 10 days I’ve been fighting the sewer lines, thinking I had them whipped only to have small amounts of sewage come up in the … Continue reading

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Rebel with a cause – the unpredictability of the Spirit

When you make your living off religion like I do, you can easily move from being a Christ-follower who happens to have a religious profession to being a religious professional who happens to be a Christ follower. Continue reading

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