“Best Of”

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Go Backpacking

Backpacking is one of my favorite things to do, a favorite way to adventure. There's a special freedom you feel when you carry everything you need to survive and flourish on your back for a few days. When I was…

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Never Stop Exploring

I stumbled on a quote reading an old issue of Outside magazine. 58 year-old Reid Stowe, a sailor en route to setting the record for the longest sea voyage without resupply in history, reveals a big truth about you and me: I’ve…

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Jesus At The Bottom of The Ocean

Christ of the Abyss is a bronze statue of Jesus placed in 1954 at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Italy. This may be my favorite piece of art depicting Jesus. This statue reminds me that Jesus came…

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Ditch the Kleenex and Let People Cry

I used to keep a box of kleenex in my office so people had something to stop their tears. I'm a pastor, so that means people tell me stuff. Once people feel safe enough, they open up about the pain…

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The Abortion of Abortion

“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1:41) While we're all thinking about the Gosnell Infanticide and Murder Trial I think it's wise to…

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When You Preach A Lousy Sermon

If you're a preacher, it's inevitable that you'll preach some lousy sermons. It's not possible to hit a home run every single week. Hitting Home Runs Last Sunday I preached a lousy sermon. It felt awful and embarrassing. I was…

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Quit The Sweatshop

The gospel of grace is the end of all sweatshop religion. We are saved by Jesus' sweat and blood, not our own. I think the existence of sweatshop religion can only be attributed to Satan, the Enemy of God and …

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Grace Prevents Sin

I want to make one big point here: Grace prevents sin. The more you preach grace, the freeing news that God unconditionally accepts sinners because of the performance of Jesus, the more you'll see incredible things happen in your church.…

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