Our House

Now that we're moving after five years here, I need to say thank you for our house, God. We would happily keep living here, except we are called elsewhere.

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Sentimental Relics

God doesn’t keep relics. But that doesn’t mean that physical items are of no importance to Him. We are in the process of moving our household from one location to another so that we can live in the neighborhood where we are planting a church. In all honesty, I keep too much stuff for purely …

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Man of Dust

“…then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” Genesis 2:7 (ESV) It’s an interesting phrase isn’t it? Man of Dust. Notes given in the NET translation label dust as an adverbial adjective describing what material …

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Tradeoffs and Marketing

Part of my job as a pastor is to help people understand the Bible, not just to believe the Bible, but to use it well. So I appreciate these two terms - tradeoff and marketing.

Let me be very clear that the above is a caution, not an accusation. Whenever something is marketed, there is a danger of over stating what a product is or does. The Christian publishing world is not immune from this danger...

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Culmination and Commencement

Before you walk into a new chapter of life, it is important to complete the past. The phrase isn't original to me, but it makes sense. Before opening something new, it is important to close the old book. One phrase I use to describe moments like this, moments like the one pictured above is...

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