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The Shining Men
November 16, 2017
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In shining cities made of gold, shining men were kings, They made the art, the songs, the shows, and dimmer men believed, That all was gold and shined quite bright, in citadels so strong, None could believe or dream that all gold would go wrong. As time went by the gold grew faint, and needed fresh […]
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How to Not Hear the Holy Spirit
September 16, 2017
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How to Not Hear the Holy Spirit
“I feel like the Lord is leading me to do it.” Those were my friend’s parting words to me. I told him not to follow this leading, but he’d had an experience he “really felt was from the Lord.” I tried to explain what the Bible had to say about his choice. In fact, many […]
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5 Ways to Help Refugees Right Now
January 30, 2017
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5 Ways to Help Refugees Right Now
There’s a lot of chatter on social media about President Trump’s executive action. So, in an effort to turn passion into Kingdom action, I humbly submit for your consideration five steps we can take right now to be helpful toward this cause: Donate A lot of great, godly charities are funneling money and resources to […]
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7 Things Christians Must Not Do After the Election
November 9, 2016
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7 Things Christians Must Not Do After the Election
My fellow Christian Americans, Last night, Donald Trump won the election and will become the 45th President of The United States of America. This mourning — I mean, morning — I saw a lot of sad, angry, rude, happy, anxious, fearful posts and faces. I was disappointed months ago when the nominating process was over because […]
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3 Reasons to Try Silence
September 1, 2016
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I didn’t write during the month of August. There’s a reason for this. I felt it important to be quiet. Quietude is not a strength of mine. I mean, I’m a preacher. And, I’m an extroverted preacher, at that. I like people, and I like talking to people. My mom says I could engage a […]
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Can a Christian Be Patriotic?
July 4, 2016
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Can a Christian Be Patriotic?
I remember the little church we would frequent had two flags: one American, one Christian. One Fourth of July weekend, I clearly remember singing the National Anthem and the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Church and State were partners in those days, and the patriotism seemed to go hand-in-hand with Christianity. And, in many churches […]
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4 Ways Rest is Resistance
June 20, 2016
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4 Ways Rest is Resistance
“I’ve got 10 lonely seconds to justify my whole existence.” That’s what Harold Abrahams famously stated in the movie Chariots of Fire. He ran, chasing his worth. We’re just like him, I’m afraid. So much of our doing — heck, of my doing — is a chasing. But in the gospel we find an invitation to […]
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Image of God over Issues
June 14, 2016
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Image of God over Issues
Once again, an act of terrible violence and evil has occurred. An unhinged Muslim man, motivated by a cocktail of false beliefs about God, hatred of LGBT people, and who knows how much personal brokenness, has injured or killed 100 people in Orlando. Sadly, it took approximately .0025 seconds for our political impulses to get […]
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The Gospel for the Relationally Exhausted
May 9, 2016
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The Gospel for the Relationally Exhausted
It’s Springtime in Boston, and that means one thing — exodus. This time each year, around 200,000 students begin to trickle out of the city, many of them never to return, as they enter the real world of employment (hopefully). Others leave the city because of the nature of the place itself. People come here […]
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You Probably Didn’t Know This About The Holy Spirit
February 25, 2016
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You Probably Didn’t Know This About The Holy Spirit
On Sunday I preached on the Holy Spirit at church. Whenever the topic of the third person of the Trinity comes around, there’s no shortage of misconception about His nature and His roles. Unsurprisingly, people steeped in a rigorously secular culture like ours have a difficult time embracing, much less understanding, God the Spirit. So, […]