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The Best (and worst) Idea For Introverts

This week I read an article about the story of Adele Gaboury, a woman not unlike many of our neighbors. “It can never be said that Adele Gaboury’s neighbors were less than responsible. When her […]

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Five Minutes That Will Save Your Marriage

There are always two kinds of divorces – ones that people see coming a mile away, and those that completely blindside people. Divorces that people see coming a mile away are usually preceded by: Getting married […]

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How To Raise Kids That Hate Christianity

Every Christian parent should be required to listen to Green Day’s song Jesus of Suburbia. Even though most evangelical parents will never hear it played on their radio stations, Jesus of Suburbia is one of […]

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Do You Have Two Coats?

One of the great leaders in the early Jesus movement was a man named John, Jesus’ cousin. We know him by his nickname – John “the Baptist.” Someone asked him what they should do as […]

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Why Social Activism Is Not Enough

Many Christians confuse involvement in social justice causes with extending the kingdom of God through acts of compassion in Jesus’ name. There is a world of difference between the two. I have a friend who […]

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Make A Commitment To Finish Things

“Discipline brings freedom,” said Richard Foster. I’ve spent a lot of time lately meditating on those three words. To me there’s a difference between being organized and being disciplined. Most people who know me would […]

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Don’t Pray Before Meals? Read This.

3,743 Days. That’s how many days I estimate our family prayed together at the dinner table when I was a kid. Calculating that number was surprisingly easy. I took out Friday nights because that was pizza night. […]

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Am I Being “Called?”

I hate the word “called.” It’s causes more guilt, frustration, and confusion than any other word in the Christian vocabulary. I hear Christians ask all the time: How do I know if I am being […]