Hugging Our City
Jan03

Hugging Our City

Recently, our church was profiled in Outreach Magazine regarding an outreach we’ve been doing in our community for the last several years. It’s been a hit each year, and our congregation and community both love it. For Valentine’s Day, our church buys bags of Hershey’s Hugs, thousands of ziplock snack bags, confetti, and printed business cards with our “Hug” graphic. We assemble these bags during a church fellowship time,...

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Let them live.
Dec27

Let them live.

The last time Egypt saw him, he was Moses the Murderer. The man who killed a soldier and buried him in the sand. He was the one telling the Hebrews how to treat one another, with guilt dripping from his fingers like the blood of the Egyptian he shed the day before. Every time his name was mentioned after this, year after year, he was remembered as Moses the murderer. Moses the hypocrite. Moses the failure. Moses the deserter. But...

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My Little Cup
Nov02

My Little Cup

I took my cup to a friends’ house, and they filled it with sweetened tea. Before I could lift to drink it though, it leaked all over me. “Who needs friends like that?” I thought, “I’ll just take my cup and leave.” But each new place I took my cup I left even more displeased. I took my cup to worship, and even raised it in the Rain, But before I left for home I found my cup was already drained....

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How Judging Makes You A Better Christian
Oct31

How Judging Makes You A Better Christian

Many people believe the Bible condemns judging others, but is this true? The Bible has much to say on this subject, and often in a positive light. Everyone Judges In a practical sense, we judge every day. Every one of us. Who decides if a rapist is wrong? A murderer? Is it wrong to make an informed judgment about whether a person should care for your children, have a key to your home, or be alone with your spouse? Is it wrong to judge...

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The Problem With Society’s Love Lie
Oct10

The Problem With Society’s Love Lie

What is Love? I love God. I love lasagna. I love that song. I love my neighbor. I love their accent. I love my wife. Not only do those phrases share unequal value, they literally mean different things. I don’t love my wife in the same way I love a song, nor do I love my neighbor the way I love lasagna. So, what does it mean to say you, “love” someone? And, is love always good? In a book called, “The Four...

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