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Serving Time in the Pew
Last night in class, one of my students asked me how many sermons I have preached over the course of
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This Is A Bunch Of Sh*t!
I thought a provocative title might help. Stein, in his book on writing, notes that titles and first sentences and
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Some New Light On Depression
It’s gray outside. It’s been a l-o-n-g gray February, one of the colder ones in years. There has been the
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How Do You Ask God?
Nearly every morning, I am in the lap pool, doing my thirty minutes of swimming.  It’s become my morning ritual—up
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Are People Aware of What You Have to Offer?
Every year I watch the Super Bowl, I keep my eyes out for the latest Doritos ad. The executives at
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The Necessary Work of Reading Well
Wait. Before you go too far with this, you might want to assess how you want to read this. Superficially?
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Here’s to Hope
It is January 24, and my morning reading in Proverbs 24 led me to verse 14. It repeats what God
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Are We Horrified?
It’s hard to miss the fact we are living in days more markedly anti-Christian. One only needs to read yesterday’s
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Turning Over a New Leaf
I have noticed that it is a bit harder finding a parking spot at the athletic club. Currently, there is
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Books That Have Shaped My Life in 2018
If you were asked to name those books that shaped your life in 2018, which ones would make your list?
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Making Sense in Meaningless Times
We can ill-afford to have an insulated, self-absorbed, accommodating faith. Not ever, but especially not today. If the church has
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Time to Still Make Tunes
Over the course of writing sermons for nearly thirty-five years, and now writing books, I have developed a certain love
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