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The Peaceable Kingdom

The wolf shall live with the lamb… and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 There is a movie that I enjoyed a few years ago called “Grand Canyon.” And one of the characters in that film is an … Continue reading

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Sturdy Hope

Phillip Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author. In the month of December of 1865, he took a trip to the Holy Land. He wanted to study and reflect on the life of Jesus on Christ’s native soil. On Christmas Eve … Continue reading

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Be The Change You Want To See In The World

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions. ~ William Butler Yeats Your discipleship program is perfectly designed to produce the disciples you have. ~ Dallas Willard In my first pastorate in Oklahoma there was a crusty old man named Steve. … Continue reading

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Weird Stuff Jesus Said

Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life… ~ Jesus Whoa. Imagine … Continue reading

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Fierce Spirituality

When I was a twenty-eight-year-old pastor I thought it would be a good idea to preach through the book of Romans verse-by-verse. I was out of my depth. If you have ever spent much time in the book you might … Continue reading

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A Lament for the Soldier’s Widow

Great is your mercy, O Lord; give us life according to your justice. Our leader cannot, will not, show mercy and compassion to widows. How could you, O Lord, allow such a soulless man be our leader? Would you cut … Continue reading

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Turn Up the Quiet

A sabbath rest still remains for the people of God…Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest. Hebrews 4:10,11 “We stay busy so that the truth of our lives can’t catch up.”~ Brene Brown Two of the top … Continue reading

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