Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Prophet’s Life to Live

Have you ever thought about what it must be like to live like a prophet of God? Unlike priests of old—who had an automatic right to ministry, who had a guaranteed job and income, who had impressive clothes and positions … Continue reading

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Breeding Success in America

There is only one measurement of recognized success in a capitalist, Western, American society: big numbers that translate to more money. Our culture doesn’t believe in any other measurement of success. Acceptable growth in an organization is measured in revenue … Continue reading

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Riding Fence Lines: Boundary Management

As a kid, I was often attracted to Westerns. There was something about cowboys riding the fence line that fascinated me. Sitting solo in the saddle for days on end, slowly, carefully, inspecting the condition of the fence, and observing … Continue reading

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God Loves Everyone–or does he?

You hear it everywhere. “God loves everyone”. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, God loves you.” But is that biblical? This is the point at which most people turn away from such a suggestion. In modern … Continue reading

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So You Want To Be A Minister

In reflection of the legacy of Billy Graham, the well-known traveling preacher who passed away this week at the age of 99, the subject is raised of how one becomes a minister of the Lord. How is the next generation … Continue reading

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Salvation Formation

Of any promise that has ever been made, the greatest is the offer to live forever with every desire fulfilled. So goes the fairy tale…and they lived happily ever after. So also is God’s promise of salvation! The sting of … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of a Godly Union

The need for good relationships is inescapable. Engaging in a social world requires that we look for connections with others that propel us forward rather than discard us along the ditches of life. We need people. Preferably good people. Friends, … Continue reading

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