Category Archives: Personal

1000 x 1000

Below is a short video Linda and I recently recorded about an initiative we are excited about.  Please take a minute (actually 2 minutes and 31 seconds) to watch it.  We are convinced 1000 x 1000 could make a BIG … Continue reading

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Prayer Update May 12, 2017

Graduation marked the end of our school year at Heritage, but the school’s ministry continues to move forward. Spring and summer term classes have already started. Our faculty and staff have gathered to assess the previous year and plan for the … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Soul Care (Part 3)

  In the two previous posts, I made the case that looking after the health of our souls is not a luxury, but a necessity, for all who preach and teach God’s Word.  This is true whether we preach to … Continue reading

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Drawing a Circle

We had a wonderful graduation celebration last Saturday morning.  The night before, we had a meaningful time of consecration at our graduation banquet. At the banquet, I told the students the story of Rodney Smith. Rodney was born into a family of gypsies … Continue reading

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We Need More “Christmas and Easter” Christians

Ever hear the phrase “Christmas and Easter Christians”? It’s a description of folks who only show up at church twice a year: at Christmas and Easter.   Usually the phrase is spoken as a critique, not a complement. After all, how … Continue reading

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The Silence of God on Good Friday

And the Man of all sorrows, he never forgot What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought So when the questions dissolve into the silence of God The aching may remain but the breaking does not The aching … Continue reading

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Dealing with Doubts

Being a believer doesn’t mean you never doubt.  It does mean you learn to effectively deal with your doubts.  Here are three do’s and don’ts for dealing with spiritual doubts. First, don’t dismiss your doubts.  Doubts can prod us to … Continue reading

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