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Never been dropped
Mar25

Never been dropped

My biggest fan in my house is my one-year-old son named River. Whenever I come home from work, he screams with excitement and reaches out with both arms for me to pick him up. He’s usually in a good mood, but if he seems tired or cranky, I have one trick that is a guaranteed way to cheer him up. I grab him under his arms and toss him as high as I can into the sky. As soon as he realizes that he’s about to be launched, his whole face...

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Pornography and Christians
Mar11

Pornography and Christians

Quick question, should followers of Jesus be more concerned with the sexual practices of Christians or non-Christians?  The answer is easy, but it seems we talk a lot more about the ever-changing sexual landscape of today’s culture then we talk about was is happening within the church walls. Is that because this is something Christians are immune to? Of course not. In fact, Christians have some real issues that need to be dealt...

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BLOG: Baptism of fire?
Feb28

BLOG: Baptism of fire?

Have you ever heard of a church or a Christian talk about being baptized with fire? Years ago, I was walking with a friend in Tulsa when two young Bible college students stopped us and asked if we were Christians. We responded in the affirmative, and their next question was asking if we had been baptized with fire. I know this was probably not an appropriate time to laugh, but sometimes it just slips out. They seemed confused by my...

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How can we help the next generation?
Feb04

How can we help the next generation?

Each generation of teenagers has their own unique struggle when it comes to hearing and understanding the Gospel. My father’s generation struggled to find relevance in the way the Gospel was communicated. My generation wanted to know how faith and science worked together. But how do we reach this new generation? The times we are living in are not just divided by politics and moral issues, but they are divided by how we get our...

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WORDSLINGERS: The difference between solitude and isolation
Jan29

WORDSLINGERS: The difference between solitude and isolation

There is no doubt that we are created to be social creatures. It wasn’t good for Adam to be alone, and it’s not good for us to be alone. Too much time alone can lead to depression, which makes it even harder to launch yourself back into a social environment. However, there are times when it is good to be alone. How do we tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy alone time? Most people think I am an extrovert because, when I...

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