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Christian Skin-Fest?

Hosea 2:2 -But now bring charges against Israel—your mother— for she is no longer my wife, and I am no longer her husband. Tell her to remove the prostitute’s makeup from her face and the clothing that exposes her breasts. An interesting way the translators for the NLT described rebellious Israel in the last part […]


Why Bother – Part 2

In a previous article, I explored some of the hazards of ministry for my fellow pastors – discouragement, disillusionment with people, and a lack of being able to see results from our efforts. While these are legitimate struggles, they are not the final word. Every job and anything we attempt for the Kingdom will have […]


Why Bother

This post was originally shared on Church Central, a great site for pastors! Sometimes, okay, probably more often than one would care to admit, we struggle with the results of our efforts. Working with people in a relational setting is difficult to quantify. When entering the paid ministry in late 1981, the Senior pastor I […]


Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine what the shepherds must have felt like that glorious night? As they were doing their shepherd thing, just like they had been doing for years, suddenly an angel appears out of nowhere. I don’t know if the messenger had wings, but he (is that right?) certainly had a heavenly glow! Strong light […]


Don’t Waste Offenses

This post was originally shared over at ChurchCental.com It is inevitable that offenses will come to us. Someone somewhere at some time will say or do something that will bother us. Perhaps they will be rude, speak evil of us, not appreciate our efforts or intentions, or worse, assign us evil motives when we really […]


The Nobody Club

AA has the famous greeting when a new member joins, “Hi, my name is Bob, and I’m an alcoholic.” After the greeting, everyone says, “Hi Bob.” It’s really more like, “Hiiiiiii” Bob.” A long, drawn-out greeting of recognition and acceptance. If I ever started a club it would go more like, “Hi, my name is […]