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A Truly Christian Funeral by Monty Williams

  Monty Williams, former NBA player, now coaching for the Oklahoma City Thunder lost his wife due to a car accident with another car. His response, as exhibited by the eulogy given at his late wife’s funeral, is so inspirationally Christian. The way he responds with acceptance, love, proclamation of truth, eternal perspective, and commitment to […]

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Love Has No Pride

Standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. -The sinful woman in Luke   Love has no pride. It has no shame. It is not ignorant–it is aware […]

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A Lament for Church Worship

It is sad that the call to worship today is reduced to a time on Sundays, to a stage, and to certain music. It is sad, as I think about the complexity of the world, the dramas that appear before our eyes, there are few worshiping groups whose vision of worship extends beyond their own small […]

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The Holy Spirit vs Events

What is the Christian experience? This is a question I’m raising because of how event-oriented church can be. Every Sunday we go to a location, we sit or stand in a chair, we listen to someone talk, we sing songs, etc. In addition, we go to regular conferences and events which, over time, have their […]

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Marriage is Like Gummy Bear Vitamins

Gummy bear vitamins are delicious But on a dietary level, they serve as only a supplement for nutrition. If one’s diet consisted only of vitamin supplements, they would not live. In the same way, I feel that marriage serves only as a supplement for personal livelihood. The real meal of our lives is our personal […]

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Jesus Prepared Us to Depend on the Holy Spirit

But while they were marveling at everything Jesus was doing, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” Luke 9:43-44   Stop your marveling. Here in Luke, just after he transfigures before his disciples and after he […]

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

2 Encouragements from the Fatal Trump Movement

Suffice to say, the Trump campaign has evolved to become the level of appalling, representing some of the worst I have seen in American politics. From declaring Mexicans to be rapists, to villainizing Muslims, it is a campaign that intends to evolve people’s insecurities into hate as some vain approach for political points. And as others […]

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Discipleship is Not a Place

Discipleship is not a place; it’s a pace. This is a message for Christians, like myself, who can feel that ‘discipleship’ is a term that’s distant from our hearts, excused by the years of service under our belt. What I’ve been learning is that there is no age a Christian can be which precludes us from […]