Be Careful Who You Judge

January 23, 2017

One of the most famous illustrations by Jesus is about a person with a log in his eye telling someone else with a tiny sliver how to see more clearly.

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Salt and Light

January 19, 2017

I'm not sure if a Himalayan Sea Salt Lamp can create a more peaceful atmosphere in a room, but I know when those who follow Jesus become salt and light, the world discovers a new kind of peace.

 

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Social Leprosy

January 9, 2017

There are still about 1,000 new cases of leprosy, now called Hansen's Disease, diagnosed each year primarily in India, Brazil and Indonesia. The number of social lepers feeling like untouchables is vastly greater!

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Speak Truth Show Grace

January 3, 2017

Truth and grace are definitely in short supply in today's world - and sometimes even in today's church. 

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Nov 27 2016 Can He Be the One?

November 28, 2016

The encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well is a classic. In terms of evangelism, we tend to think we need to be like Jesus, ready to say the perfect thing at the perfect time. In reality, the woman is more of a model for us. All she did was share her experience "I just met a man who told me everything I ever did" and ask a question, "Could this be the Messiah?" 

If our church follows this model and uses my new book, Encountering Jesus Today: Revolution and Resurrection, as a tool, I think God may do something wonderful in our church. 

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Nov 20, 2016 Can I Eat This?

November 28, 2016

Margaret Mead said it is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet. Jesus said it's more important to get our hearts right than to get our diets right.

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Nov 6, 2016 So Much from So Little

November 28, 2016

Can God mulitiply church members as easily as feeding the multitude with a few loaves and fishes?

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Oct 30, 2016 Rash Promises

November 28, 2016

Some promises are better broken than kept. King Herod made a foolish promise that cost John the Baptist his life. 

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(Un)Welcome Home

October 19, 2016

Most of us struggle either to live up to the hopes and expectations of our families, or to escape from their judgments and criticisms.

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Oct 9, 2016 Peace! Be Still.

October 10, 2016

The story of Jesus calming the storm is based on one of my life passages Mark 4:35-41. My experience is that Jesus can indeed calm both the storms around us and the storms within us. And he does it even when our faith is painfully small.

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