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Blog Entry | Men >
This post is part of a series recapping the copious notes I took during the 2013 Resurgence Conference. You can get them all here. I don’t wish my journey upon anyone. If you are in line to take over a church run the other way as fast as you can. I’m a 7th generation preacher. And 7 is the biblical number of perfection so :) (Session passage: 1 Corinthians 4:14-17) We have produced a society of experts. Everyone is rea»
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
Anyone whos had some religious upbringing has probably heard of Joseph. He was mockingly called the dreamer by some jealous brothers. In short: God gave him some dreams and the ability to interpret them,  [ very rare gift that comes from God ] very few people if any has the real deal . All circumstances was against him but he stayed with what he believed and became a ruler. The desire of our dreams diminish as we go through our ageing process t»
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Anyone whos had some religious upbringing has probably heard of Joseph. He was mockingly called the dreamer by some jealous brothers. In short: God gave him some dreams and the ability to interpret them,  [ very rare gift that comes from God ] very few people if any has the real deal . All circumstances was against him but he stayed with what he believed and became a ruler. The desire of our dreams diminish as we go through our ageing p»
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I’m a huge Bill Simmons fan. He’s one of my favorite sports writers. Of course he has a lot of haters, but when you are that well known, you’re going to have many detractors as well as fans. ESPN suspending him for 3 weeks for calling Goodell a liar and (sort of) daring his bosses to do something about it seems ridiculous. The police claimed that they sent the tape of Ray Rice to the head of NFL security. There were other reports that the t»
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
[guest post written by David Brannock] But then you came. Several Advents ago I heard a story from a sermon by Rick Ezell. As I recall the story, one day a young wife and mother snapped and ran away. She answered her husband’s frequent phone calls but wouldn’t tell him where she was. She ignored his repeated pleas to come home. When weeks became months, he hired a private investigator to locate her. The husband booked a flight and made his w»
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Today I am 33. Barring any disaster, I will have lived longer than Jesus. Of course, I won’t accomplish as much as he did while he was on earth. But, he is God and I’m not. So there’s that. 33. It’s a weird age. I’m not young. Nor am I old. I’m in between. But in between what? I don’t know. Life and death? How morbid. Last week, at a youth camp, I called one of the kids Jazzy Jeff (because her name was Jazz and I make up stupid ni»
Blog Entry | Spiritual Growth >
If you have access to this post you are part of a very small percentage of the population. As of September, statistics show that 4-5% of the population own or have regular access to a computer. That most likely means that you also fall into a group of those whose needs are being met. Maybe not their wants, but their needs. You are blessed. I am blessed. With blessings come responsibilities . . . to thank and praise God and to bless others. To let»
Blog Entry | Culture >
I have a problem with lust. But not just what you may be thinking about: sex and fantasies or body parts and sensuality. That’s one part.  In fact, a big part, personally.  But I think the Greeks can help us a understand better the true-r appetite of my heart with a word from their olive-oil dictionary (that doesn’t make sense, but it sounds good to eat right? Argh, lust strikes once more): It’s “epithumia,” which literally means to s»
Blog Entry | Christian Living >
A la carte spirituality is like going through the cafeteria line and saying, “I’d like the green bean casserole, the lasagna, and the strawberry cheesecake.” It’s picking and choosing whatever you like about God and reality from all of the religions, philosophies, and popular ideas out there. Five great questions of life: Life * Love * Learning * Labor * LeadershipDoes Your Cafeteria Serve A La Carte Spirituality?By Evan NehringA la car»
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Does anyone else have the problem of not finishing a book all the way? I have shelves of unfinished books. Unfinished for various reasons. Some were just not worth finishing. Others, another book caught my fancy so I left the first book for the new one. My “To-Read” list of books have gotten out of control. I’m currently reading Jesus Is _____. by Judah Smith. I’m actually really liking it and will be used for an upcoming sermon series.»