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10 Books About Church

I am a church planter working with a nascent church that targets Millennials and folks who have given up on church.  Most of my pastoral life has been spent (over 40 years) in pretty traditional churches that failed in their calling to be outposts rather than fortresses.   756 more words

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The Responsibility of Influence

The young adult was walking through a local store wearing a t-shirt with a simple message – “Not a Role Model.” No other images, just the words standing out in bold type on his chest. 339 more words

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The Desert Shall Bloom

If human beings ever had a reason to feel pessimistic, it was during the time of Isaiah the prophet in the 8th century BC. The world was in political turmoil. 398 more words

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No Pockets in a Shroud

Job was a wealthy man, but in a course of quick and awful events he lost it all.  Everything — children, livestock, servants, and property. 389 more words

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Who is like our Lord?

Penninah was the wife of Elkanah, and she bore him several children, both sons and daughters.  People in town twittered about what a good wife she was and how happy Elkanah was with all his children.   425 more words

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A Videoed Apology

You probably saw it – Matthew Cordle staring into a camera admitting to a drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of a 61 year old man. 359 more words

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Letting People Down

The president began the meeting with, “We can’t do any business because we don’t have a quorum.”

It has happened before.  A carefully constructed agenda and set of to-do’s was turned into just an interesting conversation.   270 more words

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