Category Archives: reflection

Top Reads of 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back, reflect, and evaluate a year. Each year I try to highlight the books which stood out as the best. This year my reading was greater in quantity than it has … Continue reading

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Imitators of God: Abundant in Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. 6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; … Continue reading

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How We Do It: A Sermon on Acts 6 and Church Leadership

I read this funny one liner this week: “Many people want to serve God, but usually only in an advisory capacity.” Most of us would say we want to serve God, but when we look around the church, sometimes it … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright, “Look At Jesus”

I love N.T. (aka “Tom”) Wright. As of late, he’s rocked my theological world in new and exciting ways. I’ve never met him in person, but something about him draws me in and makes sense of some of my tension … Continue reading

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Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do

Christians are pretty good at sinning. Sometimes it seems we are as good as everyone else at getting ourselves in trouble. But there’s this one thing which we really excel at. There’s this one sin (or group of sins) that … Continue reading

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Abba’s Greatest Hits (A Sermon on Romans 8:15-21)

A while back, during our “You Asked for It” sermon series a few requests didn’t get covered. We had more than we could get to. One we didn’t get is the basis for this reflection. Someone requested a sermon on … Continue reading

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A New Message

6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.” 7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who … Continue reading

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