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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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Of Discipleship and Destiny
December 3, 2016
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Of Discipleship and Destiny
It was a fresh, autumn day. “Fresh” is that euphemism that Scots use to describe utterly terrible, grey, rainy weather that most other places in the world would deride. Call it a coping mechanism. Anyway, it was fresh with a bit of sun that day. I just moved to Edinburgh with my wife, our three-month-old daughter, […]
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His Faithfulness Observed
February 1, 2016
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This Sunday we celebrated our fifth birthday at Aletheia. It was a great day—a wonderful moment to celebrate all that God has done over the last five years. Very often I will write to solve a problem, share a skill, or add a thought to an ongoing issue in church planting or in culture. But to […]
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The Romance of Regularity
January 14, 2016
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“I stopped reading my Bible regularly because I just wasn’t feeling as close to God as I used to.” “Nah, we haven’t been on a date in a while. The last time we did, we got in an argument.” “I don’t know where he’d been. We used to hang out a lot, but then it […]
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3 Reasons to Keep Going
January 11, 2016
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You’re in the middle of something right now — maybe even something great — and you want to quit. Don’t. Some activities, habits, and attitudes we should quit. I’m not talking about those. I’m talking about quitting on your calling, your relationships, your work — the things you know you should do. Do you ever just […]
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3 Great Expectations for 2016
January 1, 2016
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Expectation is a very visible emotion in my house, especially at this time of year — especially among my kids. Expectation for fun, presents, and all-around Christmasy goodness. I’d imagine they have such great expectation because, for the most part, Hope and I are pretty good parents who like to give them good stuff. Well, […]
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Vision Entropy
January 12, 2015
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The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that entropy within a closed system will always increase over time. Or, put more simply, energy always runs out, but never gets automatically put back. Vision is the same way. When we start, we usually start with vision. Motivated by a clear picture of the future and all the […]