Why Small Things Are Often The Greatest Things

In my earliest days as a minister—somewhere around my mid-twenties—an older mentor challenged me to “attempt something so great for God that it is doomed for failure, unless God be in it.” Embracing his challenge, I began to dream of great things for the future. I envisioned becoming the kind of leader whose ministry would produce […]

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Holding Hands Until The End…And How Everything Sad Comes Untrue

Being a pastor is a hard job, but I think it can also be the best job. As a pastor, I have had the privilege of being invited into the most sacred, intimate moments of people’s lives. When a baby is born, I get to be there. When a man and woman recite their wedding […]

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The Church: Love It, Don’t Leave It

There is a trend, especially among younger generations, of people who are saying goodbye to the local church. We’ve heard statistics of those who leave because they no longer believe. But, surprisingly, others leave because they say they want more of God in their lives and the church just isn’t doing it for them. Several […]

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The Compassionate Truth About Judgment

One of the greatest stumbling blocks to Christianity, especially among those who are drawn to the idea of a loving, compassionate God, is the Bible’s teaching on judgment. As the Apostles’ Creed says, at the end of history Jesus “will come to judge the living and the dead.” Jesus, who was full of compassion and gave his […]

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