Taste and See

I don’t know how you plan your shopping, but if you ever do a big shop in a supermarket, you’ll probably come across someone offering samples of this and that. If you time it right you can eat a pretty good lunch just by wandering up and down the aisles looking lost (which happens to […]

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The Benefits of Breakdowns

Who would’ve ever guessed it? Out of the blue came this nobody. He had spent his years away from the crowded streets of the city, working for his father in the quiet yet rugged outdoors. Had someone asked anybody in his day if they had ever heard of him, a blank stare and a quick […]

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Soul Work

There is much talk these days about the soul. We hear of soul formation, soul care, soul healing, soul longings, and soul connection, to name a few. The emphasis on the soul is great because it is the eternal part of every human life. The soul is the birthing place of our desires, passions, longings, […]

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Satan Around Every Corner?

Lots of Christians look for Satan behind every bush. Wake up in a sour mood? Must be Satan. Argue with a family member? The Devil strikes again. Bad weather wreaks havoc on the commute? Who else could be working in that? No one but Satan! Those who see Satan in all of life’s negatives often […]

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Use Your Imagination!

When you read the Bible, do you use your imagination? I strongly suggest you do. Does that sound surprising, even dangerous? I used to feel the same way. For some reason, we Christians tend to like propositional truth, facts, and well-crafted arguments. Imagination is so . . . so made up. I don’t suggest we […]

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Spiritual Leadership

Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them. Lord Montgomery implied this when he wrote . . . Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and women to a common purpose, and the character which inspires confidence. We could name many great people who did just that, whether they […]

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Free to Be Funny

Next to musical tastes among believers the use of humour has got to be one of the most controversial. As a pastor and as a Christian I have had almost as many discussions about what is acceptable and funny as I have had about music. Some would say humour, like music, defies analysis. It is […]

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Funny Truth

1 Kings 18:1-46 Maybe I’m weird, but there are times the Bible makes me laugh. I mean really laugh. The older I get and the more comfortable I feel in the Book, the more I find times when a smiling response is not only appropriate, it’s expected. Like that time when the main event at […]

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