Category Archives: Personal

Running with Endurance

Even though the Heritage campus is closed, our school is still open.  Students are working hard to finish their courses.  But now instead of being in class, they are online. Over the past week, I’ve been part of several Zoom … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Time

In the midst of this pandemic, I’ve heard from a number of students who are feeling disoriented and out of sync.  Like many others, they find themselves stuck at home.  Rhythms and routines are gone. Welcome to life in limbo. … Continue reading

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Remembering Zora in the Pandemic

Two years ago, this Saturday, Zora Kightley won her battle with cancer. It had been a long, protracted battle, one demanding patience, resilience, and faith.  She, and her faithful husband Jim, withstood the devastating blows of bad news from oncologists.  … Continue reading

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Divine Detours

It’s a strange feeling to preach to an empty room, but that’s the experience many pastors are having these days. In recent days, I have recorded a few sermons in virtually empty rooms.  I also wrote a blog post giving … Continue reading

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The Church in Action (Acts 8)

Acts 8 divides into two halves, both focused on the ministry of Philip, one of the seven leaders chosen to serve the widows in the Jerusalem church (6:5).  The first half of the chapter tells of Philip’s ministry in Samaria … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Laziness

The following is a chapter from my book, The Heart of the Preacher. “Must be nice to have a job where you only have to work one day a week.” Like many pastors, I’ve grimaced whenever I’ve heard someone make … Continue reading

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The Church in Action (Acts 7)

Acts  7 is the longest in the book of Acts (60 verses), following the shortest (chapter 6 has 15 verses).   In chapter 7 we hear Stephen’s defense before the Sanhedrin.  Having been charged with “speaking against this holy place and … Continue reading

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