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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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We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Posted: Nov 20, 2012

I have not written for some time, almost entirely because of visits that have taken Alison and me many miles. First was to the UK for the very happy event of my second youngest daughter’s wedding, then to California for a conference and ...

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