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The Whole Story

Posted: Apr 02, 2013

Last Sunday in church I heard Easter described as the most important event of the year for Christians. The speaker, who was not the pastor, pushed home the point by stressing how much more significant Easter is than Christmas, and (on Easter ...

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Not a Hobby

Posted: Feb 26, 2013

One thing we cannot do with Christian faith is turn it into a hobby. It’s not like stamp-collecting, scrapbooking, sewing, game playing, or any pastime. It can never be something you pick up when you want and put down when you’re bored ...

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Day One

Posted: Feb 18, 2013

I would like to introduce a major new personal initiative. Today is the launch posting of a weekly President’s Bible Study on our website, and the first podcast episode appears today. Why?  I know there are countless sources of Bible ...

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Courage to Voice the Call

Posted: Feb 12, 2013

John Ortberg has written a great article for Leadership Journal: “Call Forwarding.” I would encourage you to read it: Because he’s a great writer Because he has important things to say Because this article is especially ...

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In Great Darkness a Star Has Risen

Posted: Dec 19, 2012

Today my colleagues and I prayed for those experiencing unimaginable grief because of the Connecticut school shooting.  Their children and other loved ones have been stolen from them.  So we prayed for all who mourn, for those who have ...

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