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Following the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead,1 and healing two blind men and a demon-possessed man,2 Jesus began working his way through Galilee, preaching, teaching, healing, and grieving over a populace that was “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”3 The pitiable condition of the Galilean people left them well-disposed toward gospel truth, and…

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The debate over seeker-sensitive gatherings waxes and wanes, at times eliciting very strong objections and even anger from both sides of the debate. Those congregations that do not incorporate the seeker-friendly model will often have “Invite a Friend” Sundays wherein the entire service is revamped to accommodate the new faces in the crowd. This approach…

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Those of you who have followed my writings and speaking over the years will likely have heard or read my take on relationships. I believe we have only two types of relationships. 1. We have relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ, other believers. We interact with them as brothers and sisters in Christ…

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“Shelter in place.” “Stay at home.” “Essential trips and services.” These are the familiar messages that bombard our radios, televisions, internet streams. The public reactions are varied, as state upon state issues such executive orders and Subject Matter Expert advisories. Many had previously volunteered to self-quarantine, recognizing the necessity of doing so, while others marched…

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Some time ago, I proposed that those of us in the community of Christ need to lose the absurd phrase, “God showed up.” This week, I want to look at another “Christianese” phrase that needs to die a quick death – the phrase, “I led [insert name here] to the Lord.” This phrase is almost…

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Earlier this week, I had a brief and disappointing interaction with a young-in-the-faith Christ-follower regarding the public persona they were displaying on social media, and how it is damaging for us to express hatred, and to call into question the authenticity of another’s faith, as though Jesus had not called on us to love our…

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“This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.” (2nd Timothy 2:8b-9, NIV-1984) Six months after the fact, I can still recall a tremendously impactful time of worship with my home church wherein we observed the International Day of…

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The buzz surrounding the United Airlines’ handling of an overbooking has not waned after three days of outrage, finger-pointing, and defensive posturing. United stock is plummeting like an anvil tossed from a rowboat. I have heard, and read arguments from both sides of this story, and both sides have legitimate points to make. What is…

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I just got laughed at by a co-worker from the cubicle across the aisle. I made an update to a Held Labor Hours/Cost report this morning to correct a column display width issue wherein the “t” on the Client column heading was text-wrapping to the next line. I needed to make that column just a…

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