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Show Me!

Sometimes the only way to prove yourself is to persevere. This applies across the range of experience. If you are young and you want others to listen to you and to trust you, then live in such a way that makes trust possible – and not just for a week or a month – but…
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nov28

An Ode To Bill

Numbers are important in the Bible, and not just the 66 distinct books with 1,189 individual chapters containing 31,102 verses. I’m talking symbolism – “numerology” – as it is called. Numbers like “3” and “7” and “40,” among others, have been given theological meaning over time. Not the least of these significant numbers is “12.”…
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nov

Testify To Your Blessings

In the churches I grew up in we sometimes had these special meetings called “Testimony Services.” There wouldn’t be the usual songs and sermon. Instead, the congregation was given an opportunity to “preach.” People would stand up, usually with great awkwardness, and testify. That is, they would tell others about God’s goodness in their lives.…
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Working Out

Working It Out

I have three teenage sons who between them play every sport from football and basketball to tennis and baseball. Over the course of a year we have maybe a month when we are not attending games, on our way to a tournament, or hoofing the family SUV to a gym, court, or field. The games…
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Nov7

I Can’t Vote For Him And Won’t Vote For Her

I have never made a political endorsement, not in the conventional sense. This is because Christendom has committed a great many sins in its insatiable thirst for power over the centuries. In fact, the quest for power is the church’s most heinous sin. So officially aligning a congregation with any political party – left, right,…
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