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A Financial Testimony

Churches rob Christians of the realization of all they could accomplish with God financially.

There, I said it.

We recently talked about how churches tend to serve as “middle men” who consume most of what comes their way. 1,317 more words


Now What? How to Handle the Aftermath of Church Hurt

In East Tennessee, as well as many other parts of the country, it’s near impossible to throw a stick without hitting a church. They’re everywhere, and they’re found in almost every size, style, denomination, demographic, and other varieties available. 1,108 more words


The Preacher Celebrity Cult

A few thoughts on celebrity preachers and why we should be careful to put Jesus first – from our friend “Why Church?” blog!

–Daniel S. Ferguson I had a great time with my church at ARC Conference 2017.

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This, dear one, is for you

I thought the note was for some other mom.

Years ago, my daughter toted a note home from preschool.  Now that they had all learned their phone numbers, they were working on their address.   725 more words

Thoughts From My Quiet Time

My Lord and My God

“Where’s my girl?”

These are the first words my son speaks when he pads out of his bedroom after nap time.

His hair is a mess of bed-head and he’s rubbing his eyes with the blanket still in his fist, but he has one thought on his mind.   746 more words

Thoughts From My Quiet Time

Great Easter Week—My Skin Not So Much

As I look back on Easter week, starting with Palm Sunday, I’m amazed at how much happened. In the span of two Sundays I spoke five times: twice on Palm Sunday, once on Tuesday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. 628 more words


Easter Hope in a Stormy Time

This week is a busy, busy week for me. Palm Sunday I spoke twice in the morning, and led an intense ninety-minute meeting over lunch with a leadership team of twenty. 661 more words