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Is God Calling You To Plant a Church?

September 11th, 2021 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

The week before COVID hit the US full on in March 2020 my wife and I were at the Exponential church planting conference in Orlando. We had wondered if at some point in our ministry we would plant a church but weren’t really sure if that was the case or not. We heard amazing speakers, […]

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Book Review: “Talking With Teens about Sexuality”

August 23rd, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Considering that we have ten and twelve year old boys I was grateful to read Beth Robinson and Latayne Scott’s new book, “Talking With Teens About Sexuality: Critical conversations about social media, gender identity, same-sex attraction, pornography, purity, dating, etc“! We have had multiple conversations with our boys about sex, sexuality, and what healthy relationships […]

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Why I Changed My Mind on Gender Inclusive Bible Translations – Twice

August 9th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

In the mid 1980s the NRSV committee decided to adjust their translation philosophy to a more gender neutral approach. The TNIV followed in the early 2000s as did the New Living Translation and finally the New American Standard Bible. When I first became aware of this I was skeptical. I figured politics had to be […]

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The Center of Christianity Has Shifted: 6 Shifts

July 28th, 2021 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The decline of Christianity in the West has been met with a rise in Christianity in the global South and East. Ministers from other countries are coming to the United States to teach us principles they have learned in multiplying movements. I heard of this possibility a few years ago but I had no idea […]

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Can You Articulate the Gospel?

July 11th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

In the comments below – articulate the Gospel. Take as much space as you want to fully explain what you believe the good news about Jesus entails. Second, write a briefer/twitter version of what the gospel is. Third, give some feedback on how easy or difficult it was to write what you wrote. Thanks!

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Our Gospel/Evangelism Problem

July 10th, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The more I learn about evangelism the more I see we have a gospel problem. This problem is on a number of fronts: 1 – It has become culturally unacceptable to share faith – it communicates that you have a way of life that is better than what someone else has chosen. 2 – The […]

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How Cultural Shifts Affect Our Biblical Understanding

July 1st, 2021 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I was reading through the New American Standard the other day and noticed that in some cases they had made a shift to more gender neutral verbiage when referring to groups of people that were male and female. The idea is that when the Bible says “men” or “he/him” in general instructions that it can […]

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Miracles Didn’t Stop in the First Century – Primary Sources

June 11th, 2021 · 8 Comments · Bible, Miracles

I heard many times that the miracles stopped in the first century. They said the Holy Spirit didn’t give the gifts for two main reasons: 1 – It took the apostles laying on hands to impart the gifts per Acts 19 2 – The miracles were only to confirm the Word/New Testament so once it […]

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Thriving on Negativity and Chaos

June 6th, 2021 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

My training started out in clinical psychology. And that means you are always trying to figure out what is wrong with people and systems. For years, I really struggled with negativity and looking for problems…dwelling on difficult things. Someone would tell me good news and I could instantly think of a way it could go […]

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Pray Specifically

May 13th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

We have seen over and over that when we pray specific prayers, God answers in specific ways. When you pray a specific prayer and you see the specific answer, it is a lot easier to credit God. If you pray generic prayers it is harder to pinpoint the answer. God may or may not have […]

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