Four Dilemmas Every Evangelical Faces

End Is Near Cartoon

Let’s admit it: we’re embarrassed to believe in hell. Speaking of eternal judgment makes us sound like backward, uneducated yokels. It conjures up images of bearded crazies carrying signs in parks. [Read more...]

The three most powerful words that launch you toward a goal

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Undoubtedly some sort of big goal lies in front of you. Maybe it’s a dream—something you long to do. Or maybe it’s more of a calling—something you may or may not want to do, yet it still feels like an unmistakable inner tug. You know you should progress. But you don’t know how. And the destination feels far off. Even just starting seems hard. What then? Here are three simple words that will launch you toward your goal.

Consider this your call to action.

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Does Political Correctness Increase Bullying?

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If you are like me you are sick of hearing about this topic.  But that begs the question: is bullying becoming a bigger problem within our culture, or does the media just sensationalize it because it is the topic du jour?  If it is increasing maybe one reason is the constraints that political correctness forces [Read More...]

Provoking Conversations with Teenagers

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Provoking teenagers probably isn’t on your to-do list today, but if you’re a parent of a teen, then you would probably give your left arm for a recipe to provoke meaningful conversations with your son or daughter. Here’s a peek at what this actually looks like… [Read more...]

Why Churches Make so few Disciples

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So why doesn’t Pastor Wally re-arrange his schedule so he can spend more time discipling people? It would mean the death of his church – and the end of his job.
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This Veteran’s Day: You’ve Been Given Much

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This Veterans Day, I wish we might glimpse anew the freedom we’ve been handed. I wish we would read books about veterans and watch war movies and talk to veterans and rent rooms from them. I wish we’d pray that future generations will never be called upon to make the same sacrifices as those who gave up everything for the sake of freedom. [Read more...]

The Original Giant Bully

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In light of the recent allegations of ‘bullying’ between two NFL behemoths that have the media in such a dither, I thought I would weigh in on the issue.  Rather than post the original blog I intended and risk getting skewered on the rapier of public opinion for my traditional (i.e.: old fashioned) views, I [Read More...]

Getting Teenagers Talking

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Let’s face it. It’s not always easy to engage a teenager in meaningful conversation. If you’re a parent of a teen, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But why is it so difficult to get a teen to open up? Probably because we are talking to them about the wrong thing… [Read more...]


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