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Worship Contexts – One Size Often Doesn’t Fit All

Americans. We think we have everything figured out, or at least the intelligence and the know-how to do it best or better than anyone else. We’re admittedly such a proud group of people who are quick to speak in…

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Confession & Repentance from a Young Pastor

The call to confess… The Apostle James instructs us in chapter 5 verse 16 of his epistle to “confess our sins one to another…that we may be healed”.  1st John chapter 1 verses 8–9 shows us that: “If we say…

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Pastor, Get Out Of Your Own Way!

PLEASE NOTE:  It’s just a little ironic that what I’m about to say is being published on a personal “Blog”… and you’ll understand that irony in the first few paragraphs of the article.  But I want to preface this…

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The Sunday Grind

It happens often… It’s Sunday morning and you’re walking alongside your family into church.…

Are You Comfortable, Christian?

Have you fallen into the trap of “Comfortable Christianity”? Is being a “believer” or “follower of Christ” a rather easy or uneventful endeavor for you? I want to warn you: Biblically speaking, there’s no such thing as a “Comfortable…

Shepherds Walk Before Their Sheep

  1 Peter 5:2-3  [2] shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; [3] not domineering over those in your…

Christian: Is your conscience “Seared”?

This past week, a friend and fellow brother in Christ, John, asked the question “What does it mean to have a ‘seared conscience‘?”, and I’ve been contemplating this this very question since the moment it was proposed. The words appear…

Does God Still Hear Our Prayers?

Absolutely. When we as His children pray authentically and with a heart of humility; when we pray for His will to be accomplished in our lives; when we pray honestly for more understanding of Him, He does. When we…

When Christian Love is Misconstrued

I was talking to someone the other day when they posed a good question: “why do Christians get so bent out of shape about certain topics”? I answered as simply as I could: “because most Christians really love people…