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Re-Think Evangelism

Whenever the word “evangelism” comes up, it’s not uncommon for Christians to experience some sort of emotional response that is less than pleasant. Eye rolling, ear plugging, or even church hopping are all strategies that some will employ just to avoid the […]

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Are You a Manzanita Tree?

Manzanita tree. I had never heard of such a thing until my wife and I were knee-deep in planning our wedding. To be honest, she was planning the wedding, I was pretending to be useful. I’ll never forget when she […]

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Topical Scriptures for Daily Use

Below is a list of topical Scriptures I keep on hand. It can be helpful to print and paste a list like this into the front of your Bible for quick reference. Sometimes we need them for our personal struggles and other […]

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Why Does God Let You Suffer?

Attitude During Trials When I was eight my family vacationed through Arizona; I loved the golden rock formations and decided to take up rock collecting. By the time we got back home, I had a bag stuffed full of cactus […]

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America Doesn’t Need Your Vote…

Last week I read an article entitled, The Race for the Least Bad Presidential Candidate. It was an article from Forbes Magazine, dated May of this year. The article was written by a man named Geoff Colvin. I don’t know if […]

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Blindness and Glory: An Exegetical Case Study in John 9 Concerning God’s use of Physical Handicaps

When it comes to theological interrogations, Jesus will not backed in a corner. This is true whether the questioners are antagonists with an agenda (cf. Matt 22:23-40), or His own disciples. John’s Gospel gives an example of the latter: “And […]

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The Online Service that Prays for You!?

Originally posted by Pastor Mike Fleischmann These past couple of weeks I’ve been encouraging you to think outside the box about PRAYER.  I hope this is helpful, because I promise – I am NOT making this up! There is a web-based […]

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I Hairsprayed Her Clothes: Dealing With Marital Frustration & Unity

Most newlyweds have little spats; Bre and I were no different. On one particularly hot summer day, the air conditioning unit of our little condominium broke. The repairman couldn’t help for a couple of days so we were forced to […]

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The Little Guy Proposed to My Daughter!

I knew this long dreaded moment would come because I’m the father of a little girl. The young man approached me with his eye on the prize of my little girl’s hand. He sized me up and I sized him up. The […]

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Summer Worries Keep You Up At Night

Its well past midnight and you can’t sleep… You toss and turn, worry after worry flooding your head. Most of the ideas aren’t related, you can’t do anything about them, and most of them won’t be remembered tomorrow, but tonight […]