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Grace for you and me

The story is told (by Ernest Hemingway) of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained to the point of breaking. Finally the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search of his son. Finally, in Madrid , in …

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The Connectionalism Cure

I had a great time at the Small and Rural Church workshop at General Conference. It was great to hear about all the great things God is doing in our rural churches. The rural context can be tough, but I thank God there are men and women who have courage …

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Developing new wineskins

We had an excellent General Conference and I decided to write out what I see and sense God is doing amongst us. We were able to see and celebrate the fruit of the efforts of the NLT and the various boards and committees to help consolidate and expand the impact …

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Which Seekers are you Seeking?

My initial years of ministry afforded me the privilege of leading several people to Jesus within in the walls of the church building. These people came seeking answers to spiritual questions during scheduled events and regular office hours. 1 Corinthians 14:23 speaks of just such a seeker, “if the whole …

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Ways to Fan the Flame

He sat in a dimly lit prison cell, knowing that sooner rather than later, the executioner’s sword would swing and he would be cut loose to soar into eternity. No longer seeing through a glass darkly, he would see Jesus face to face…. He would be home! He had had …

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Ascension for Expansion Campaign

“Be generous with the different things that God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it… That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything…” (1 Peter 4:10-11 MSG). These are the …

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