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Race in the New Testament: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Unity

In the Bible you will find a few racially diverse groups: JewsGentilesSamaritans Not all Jews were Jewish by race but most were. Some were Gentiles who converted but by and large the Jewish people were pretty homogeneous, racially speaking. The Gentiles are those who were not Jewish – everyone else. The nations. Among the GentilesContinue Reading

We Never Restored New Testament Christianity

The early restoration leaders had a dream. It was a dream to bring about unity among all the divisions in Christianity (which have only grown exponentially more numerous) through the restoration of first century Christianity. Some believe we arrived. No. Many believe we arrived. We restored New Testament Christianity, they say, because we look likeContinue Reading

Time to Listen

“11 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. 12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognizeContinue Reading

The More I Explore My Faith The More I Realize I Am Not Aligned With My Own Beliefs

I believe in the inspiration of scripture. And. There are times I violate the very things I know it says. I believe in eternal judgment and hell. And. I am not as evangelistic as I should be. I don’t go out of my way to befriend non-believers. I also believe in a loving and graciousContinue Reading

Your Evangelism Is Moving Faster Than People Can Receive It

It finally clicked – the thing that helps make sense out of why evangelism is often so unsuccessful. It goes without saying we cannot be successful at what we don’t try. But when we do try I think we have missed something vitally important that will help us be more effective in reaching people. HereContinue Reading

A Call to Action – An Opportunity to Serve From Home

Are you looking for a way to serve others? Without leaving your home? I just found out that Let’s Start Talking has 50 people on a wait list to learn English through reading the gospels. I told them I would get the word out so I am putting this in front of you to askContinue Reading

Mission Statements

Mission statements can do more harm than good if they are words that don’t have corresponding action. Your mission is not defined by words on a wall or on your church letterhead but by the heart and soul of the culture of your congregation AND the leadership style that undergirds congregational life. A church thatContinue Reading

Who Are You Becoming?

The big debate in developmental psychology was nature vs nurture. How much of our personality and preferences are from our dna and how much is from our upbringing. Twin studies attempted to sort this out – twins separated at birth, etc. The real answer is that both matter. We are wired a certain way butContinue Reading

Five Helpful Books on Church Leadership in The Pandemic

If you lead an organization or a church, you know that the pandemic has brought out our need to be flexible and creative. Whether we like it or not, this season is a time of change and good leaders will navigate their way to the other side successfully…not without failure…but still overall, successfully. Here areContinue Reading

What Any Serious Belief In God Should Drive Us To Do

It is very important we live lives consistent with what we believe. If we say we believe something but don’t live in line with it on some level, how much do we really believe it? If we believe that there is an all powerful, all knowing God of the universe…who created each one of us,Continue Reading

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