Pastoring: the Job is Tougher than You Think

Years ago I heard Bill Hybels speak on Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power.”  The occasion was the Sunday Morning service at the end of a…

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The Power of Small Groups and Our Life in Christ

This week I am in Atlanta, GA., teaching a class in spiritual formation for the Salvation Army.  Part of the class is learning the power…

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My Easter Faith

Easter is a moment to remember where we stand.  I will tell you the foundation of my faith.  My faith firmly stands on two feet:…

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Yet, I Believe!

  Maundy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We remember the event with Messianic Passover meals, with beautiful music, and an…

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Backs Against the Wall

  Howard Thurman’s classic book, Jesus and the Disinherited, opens with this startling statement: Many and varied are the interpretations of the teaching and life…

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Christian Care: “Is there a place for me?”

  I remember being a freshman in college; the uncertainties, the new faces and places, the desire to belong.  I particularly remember that first trip…

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