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Introverts in Ministry

  I still remember the first time I met an introverted youth pastor. (Yes, they exist!) I was fourteen or fifteen years old, and our youth group went on a mission trip to Jamaica. Stacking cement blocks on rebar on... Continue Reading →

Sharing Our Stories of Sanctification

  I grew up in the world of evangelical Christianity. As I was coming of age, I was part of a culture that really valued sharing your testimony – the story of how you came to know Jesus. But I... Continue Reading →

Words Matter

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ~ Ephesians 4:29 When I was a kid, my siblings... Continue Reading →

I Hate Death: A Memorial Day Post

I like to think of Memorial Day weekend as a celebration weekend. A school’s out, summer’s started weekend. Cookouts, lake or pool time, a day off of work. It kicks off the slower, more laid-back days of summer, that glorious... Continue Reading →

Life Expectations

  When I worked with Cru in college ministry, the staff would have a summer assignment in some other part of the world every year. I got to go to California, East Asia, Bosnia, Colorado, and Orlando. Others went elsewhere.... Continue Reading →

The Saddest Day in History

In the last three weeks, I've explored the story of Creation from Genesis 1 and 2: Creation Panoramic, The Garden of Eden, and the up-close-and-personal creation of Adam and Eve. So, we come to Genesis chapter three and four. Remember, there were no chapter/verse divisions in... Continue Reading →

God: the First Boss & the First Matchmaker

In my post on Genesis chapter 1, I wrote about Creation in the panoramic view.  In Genesis chapter 2, we meet our characters more close-up-and-personal.  Chapter 2 is the first installment of the first real story we get in the Bible.  If you have... Continue Reading →

The Garden of Delights

Genesis chapter 2 starts off with God resting from His labors of creation.  I didn’t really spend much time on this in my last post about Old Testament stories, but God's rest is an interesting way to start off the chapter that... Continue Reading →

The Opening Act, Panoramic Views

As Fraulein Maria sings in The Sound of Music, "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!  When you read, you begin with A B C."  When you read the Bible, you start with Genesis 1.  Cue the... Continue Reading →

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