Category Archives: Church

Overheard While Preaching

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Limited Love

There’s an old Hebrew story that goes like this: Father Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz

For those Bible readers out there (or those willing to give it a try), I could use your help. We’re starting “Blue Parakeet” tonight and I’ll be giving a pop quiz to kick things off. I’d love to get some … Continue reading

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Collision

Here on the home front we’ve been reading through a short book in the New Testament called, Matthew. Right now we’re working through the “sermon on the mount” that takes up chapters 5-7. I’m using lots of resources for my … Continue reading

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The Indiscriminate Parable

Once upon a time there was a man who was given a very important job by his father. “Love,” his father told him, “and do as you will.” The instructions were simple, perhaps too simple. The man thought for a … Continue reading

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Why I Despair

Every once in a while I am reminded that there’s a bigger world out there and I’m glad I’m not in it. Here’s a vid clip advertising an upcoming conference that part of me is attracted to it – like … Continue reading

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So, Who’s Right?

I found myself in an interesting and frustrating conversation last night. I was meeting with a group of friends and had reserved a room via the internet at a particular location. Another friend who works at that location was there … Continue reading

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This Is Not Normal pt. 2

One of the things you discover about your “normal” is that it’s not everyone’s normal. From the way you celebrate Thanksgiving to the way you unwrap gifts on Christmas to your idea of a ‘date night’, normal is relative. Even … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Normal

You know how “normal” is based on your personal experience? We grow up or live life and develop this sense of what is supposed to be mostly based on what is. Then one day we’re living side by side with … Continue reading

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Revelation

I was reading the other day a new survey of pastors. The results suggested that the overwhelming majority of pastors who answered the survey did not hold the same beliefs or interpretation of the book of Revelation as their churches … Continue reading

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