What it looks like to be Spirit Led

I was recently with the youngest Megachurch pastor in America and asked him what excited and concerned him. It was interesting for him to point out that the emergence of ‘celebrity pastors’ was one of his greatest concerns. He went on to explain that the tyranny of comparison can be devastating. For churches that are […]

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The cloud that taught me to listen

My friend Tessie shared a powerful testimony with our Board of Directors that’s so timely and filled with essential wisdom for every ministry, I had to share. The Cloud Nearly four years ago, a “cloud” appeared on my left eye. After many tests, and with no family history of the disease, I was diagnosed with […]

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Amazing Stories Await

2016 was a hard year. And I’m not afraid to admit that, because I have seen how God works in and through challenging times.

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NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN #ELECTION 2016

I’ve been quiet this election—not because I don’t have thoughts—but partly because there are already so many people lending their voices to the brouhaha. I’ve also been saddened at how this election season has unleashed a repugnant wave of Christians behaving badly. Whatever the outward issue, I believe the underlying one is the emotion of […]

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A Christmas Post: Mary’s Message

I love thinking about the Christmas story from Mary’s vantage point. Everyone remembers being a teenager…you’re figuring out your gifts and beginning to envision the future. Imagine teenage Mary and her prospects for the future as a poor, obscure Jew. Suddenly, she is visited by an angel and endowed with a mandate like no other […]

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Getting people to the “next level”

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? Read part 2 Unpacking the Story No one is born with a fully-developed set of values. We’ve seen—through the story of Nicodemus—that as values develop, so does a depth of faith. We use a value development scale to delineate the 5-stage series an individual moves through as they strengthen […]

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