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Lives are Being Changed

Abhorring What is Evil

Recently, I was reading a portion of John Bunyan's classic allegory, Pilgrim's Progress. During a conversation between two characters, Talkative and Faithful, they began to discuss the marks of a person who is truly a follower of Christ; a person... Continue Reading →

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Resolutions for a New Year

The beginning of a new year is usually seen as an opportunity to examine ourselves and determine what we may need to do differently in the upcoming year. This can be a helpful practice but is often seen as burdensome... Continue Reading →

Lives are Being Changed

I’m sure by now you have heard of The Great Commission, but have you ever examined yourself to see if you are living out that mandate? Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Joy

I don’t know about you, but I have had a year this year. It has been filled with good things and wonderful people and God moving in my life and the life of people around me. This year has also... Continue Reading →

When We Don’t Feel Thankful

I love the smell of crushed leaves underfoot, and air which is just cool enough to require a light jacket; plus there is just something about this time of year that makes it optimal for sitting down with a novel... Continue Reading →

Fiction and Theology

I was recently reading a story about a young girl named Jill, who is magically transported from our world into a mysterious forest with a stream flowing through it. When she sees the stream, it causes her to become extremely... Continue Reading →

Hope for the Holidays

The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and if you have walked into a store recently you can see that the holidays are just around the corner.  For some, the holidays are like a warm cup of cocoa... Continue Reading →

What If I Don’t Feel Like Singing?

Planning to attend their church’s 11:00am service, John and his family pull into the church parking lot at 10:58am. They are running late again because their two-month-old baby hasn’t been sleeping through the night, so he and his wife, Michelle,... Continue Reading →

The Driving Force of Reformation

When I think about the Protestant Reformation, an image immediately conjures in my mind of Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, storming up to the Castle Church in Wittenberg, with an oversize hammer in hand; nailing his 95 theses to the... Continue Reading →

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